Yes Tevez but you have to be careful how you read stats, Lloyd has a lot of Classy horses that go through their classes and increase their ratings, this gives him an overall pretty good strike rate, so actually both arguments have some credibility, I don't think Lloyd's horses are ever "not trying" but are aimed at specific targets, if you took the line that his horses were not trying you MUST say the same about a fella called James Bartholomew Cummings!! his horses don't tend to win a lot of the lead ups either, but they win their share of Target races don't they???
Once you get to the spring it is very hard to keep a Good strike rate against the very best horses in training, having horses race at their best is treading a very fine line, if you have them at their top too early and they go "over the top" you can't bring them back for the Big one(Their Target)
T.J. had a totally different philosophy, he believed that you won what you can while you can and he still won more majors than anyone!