No 'bradburys' suggests a managed outcome
A capacity for RVL to learn from mistakes -- voted bradbury-runners -- is encouraging.
How did they do it?
Is the field of candidates now limited to credible runners?
BM 80 is not a credible WFA entitlement.
To be eligible for the race, horses must have satisfied new minimum performance criteria over the previous year at the close of nominations, as well as have an increased minimum handicap rating of 80 if aged four and above, with three-year-olds remaining at last year’s minimum rating of 70.
Is the voting managed to exclude 'bradburys'?
Presumably, with RVL deciding 4wild card nominations, the inclination to run 'elected' runners is a function of prize-money for running 14th?
....... how much does the horse running last get paid .......... $90k was suggested last year..... this year? $50k
Owners Prizemoney First $2,250,000 Second $720,000 Third $360,000 Fourth $210,000 Fifth $150,000 Sixth to Eighth $120,000 Ninth and Tenth $100,000 Eleventh to Fifteenth $50,000
This is inviting no-hopers from a syndicated-stable able to swamp the ballot-boxes at the cut-off.
................... as the voting stands, a well organized stunt could start a bradbury or two or three, hoping for the best, but most likely to be impeding the fair-chance of a better and well-qualified runner.
...... this race is a disgrace ....... RVL is covering its initial stupidity with a still risky strategy begging for a bradbury to win and destroy the concept of democracy determining race fields
...... be mindful .............. the Trumpster and Scott from marketing, et al, starting favourite!