...... confirming 'be wary' today
Thanks again guys.
Owners are helping RVL with its decisions on acceptances. The scratchings at Caulfield today are indicative.
From Race 6, out come the runners listed to start from barriers --16,13,11,14,17.19. Even so it leaves 14 to run over a 'no go' rough-race CD. Implicitly the owners were not confident they could run 10th to get $1,500, and paid the penalty to scratch.
Race 9 loses 3 roughies from barriers 12,16 &17 -- even so 14 to run over the 1400CD is 'no go'.
Race 8 loses four roughies -- from barriers 4,5,7,&8 -- even so, with 11 to start it is still a 'no go' just less so.
Given the problems with RVL race-stacking, it seems unfair to require owners to pay a fee to scratch from wide barriers.