Yep , partly because our cap problems left us with no choice but to load up in a draft others have avoided, we are on a high risk low return strategy. Will be an outstanding result for Hine if it pays off but risk hasn't been accounted for yet.Then add in the likely chance that the blokes we picked in the 30s don't make it. (Not a comment on who we picked - I have no idea about them) But I struggle to see why people were impressed with our draft night trading. We traded a pick that may end up quite early for a couple of picks in the late 20s. Then throw in that next year's draft is considered stronger by most and that the 2020 draft was always going to be a short draft so you would have expected those picks to be cheaper than normal. I just can't see how we got reasonable bang for our buck. Fingers crossed that they judged the 2020 draft well and got it right.
I think this preseason is a bit like owning a racehorse with a group of mates before it runs for the first time. You know there are plenty of newbies out there with better pedigrees and sharper looks but you are still dreaming of the Cox plate. A start on the lesser days and winning when you let your mind go. I mean Takeover Target cost $1375 and won over $6million didn't it.
Looks good in trackwork, the trainer is suggesting lets not get too excited just yet but ya gotta dream. When after 4 starts the trainer suggest selling it to far North Queensland "where all slow race horses should go" ( still have Mick Prices words ringing in my ears ) reality has set in.