An administrator's 'fix' is wrecking the game
Sad to say -- inflated-field racing will spoil Saturday's racing, again.
In Sydney, the first legs of a 'B6' bet should be safe enough, then it gets rough.
The last three races, over 1100m and 1200 m, with fields of 16+4e, 14+3e, and 14 become unfair when barriers are so important, inside barriers usually favoured.
............... the best horses may win the best races but inflated fields are conducive to rough results ............. rough results for the 'most punter' set ( .... and on to confusion of the basis for handicapping and breeding)
In Melbourne, a combination of inflated fields, an unfair track and unreasonably inflated prizemoney, is a portent of another poor outcome for punters.
In both states, accepted runners have no entitlement to be in the races.
.......... any Australian preference for a 'fair go' is being suborned to administrative greed.