Shits me to tears listening to the BS excuses coming from connections and Waller especially about not racing this horse against Winx.
With his breeding and as the winner of 4 G1's, with the Caulfield Guineas amongst them, his stud value is guaranteed and it wouldn't drop 1 cent if Winx beat him in the QE2, so that excuse just does not wash. And spare me the crap about his maturity etc.
If he were trained by anyone else there would be no question about him running in the QE2 as it's is the logical target, just as the Cox Plate was after his Guineas romp but Waller is desperate to keep Winx's unbeaten run intact. She could very well kick his brains in but it looks like we'll never know if Waller has his way.
This recent infatuation with keeping winning runs intact annoys the hell out of me. Give me the days when The King would run in anything and The Vo, Super and Better Loosen Up would never dream of dodging each other.