Monty was on the money, as usual.
..... in Melbourne, Monty had all bar the last two winners in the top 3 of his his top five but missed the last two.
In Sydney, with small fields, he had 5 of 9 on top, 2 second picks won as did one third and one fourth.
None of this detracts from the reasonable concern that inflated fields are the prelude to unfair racing.
Apart from most punters, this institutionalized unfairness is also detrimental to all other participants denied a fair go -- horses, owners, trainers and jockeys.
-- ........ a cartel of linked political and commercial interests, hell bent on 'winning at all costs', means the game is over when they have also 'bought' the silence of the media.