The track yesterday at Randwick was a beautiful racing surface so horses will really let down on it.
Not so at Caulfield, just like Flemington when the track dries out many horses can't let down.....that's why the results can get a bit rough on hard ground.
...... is obviously a very good, consistent horse but has failed on hard ground before.....just like plenty of the Tavistocks before him.
If I owned him I would have asked Mick Price to scratch him
There are plenty of very good races in him on a softer surface but if they keep running him on hard ground......they won't have a horse left.
I didn't back him but Defibrillate was big odds with the winning record he has.
Keep it in your black book boys, the Shocking breed seem to handle the very firm ground.