Why is his best past him?
The way I read things, I reckon the trainer implicitly said this at the start of the preparation.
I do not expect to be wrong.
As I also read it more generally, when trainers 'get one ready' to win 'unexpectedly', the message I take is that it was a final throw of the dice.
What the punters are not usually being told is 'which horses have been got-ready' -- and that is an entrenched part of the culture of racing.
........looking ahead I would be not betting on (laying) the Hayes horse that won on Saturday -- as I have had , for example, Lucky Hussler marked since a year ago.
Moonee Valley 28-Oct-17 1600m GOOD 3 R8 G2 CRYSTL MILE $123,000 (of $200,000) Barrier 5, Winning Time: 1:34.56, SP: $9 In-running: Settled 5th, 1200m 5th, 800m 5th, 400m 5th Sectionals: 600m 0:35.450 10L back, cruised up turn, dashed away in straight
LH won only that one race in 12 starts over the past year -- he was ready to go on the day and won by 3 lengths.
That is 'part of the game' but as a punter it would be good to know 'how one is got ready' and 'when' it will be let go.
Please let me know.