He did come back from Hong Kong to win a Group One for Tommy Berry, so that kinda blows that theory
The common denominator that he didn't come back from but got progressively worse was Avdulla and spurs!
all just theories of course and no one really knows but obviously John Hawkes has tried everything he knows and Chautauqua is not responding at all, that in itself is not an indictment of John Hawkes horse skills or his integrity,
Hawkes would have hundreds of horses on his books, he just would not have time to devote hours a day, every day to one horse, no matter how good that horse was......
If the horse was mine I would call in someone who could work one on one with the horse for as long as it takes.....someone like Monty Roberts or Pat Parelli.......but he ain't mine so I will respect what ever they decide