I find many other these things make no sense anymore, or the cases are being viewed in such isolation, that they no longer see the bigger picture (imho).
PJ runs 8 races over a period of more than a year, and runs 3x races off a 112, 2x races 110 and another 3x races off 112.
This includes a 3rd, 3x 2nds (incl July) and 3 wins.
Now, beating a 5yo mare rated 98 and at 50/1, whist giving 7kg makes it the best race of his career.
To support that, Two Tone running third with a career that is comprised of 6 wins: 2x 1200m and 4x 1000m, also at 28/1
…..You don’t even have to do the handicapping to think twice about a big penalty.
The ruling against De Kock’s objection last week was another nonsensical decision (again imho).
I’m beginning to wonder if the fact that more than half of primary school maths teachers were not able to add 3/5 + 1/4 recently is infectious?
Tony Mincione (as reported on ABC)
PS the question isn’t whether or not PJ is really perhaps even 120, but can you make the case here? It was a handicap, the result was a surprise because the expected competition failed and the long-shots arrived. They were right to object. (imho)