My favourite bit of the Everest was Radley asking Les Bridge "this must be the biggest day in your career" the response was basically are you kidding no its not closeAwesome to see the time honoured Golden Eagle dominating sky marketing in the lead up to this weekend
Yeah bit of a goldilocks horse in the Cup (will need everything to go right) - think his best hope is if they go back and its a fast tempo and he runs over the top of them like Efficient did.My concern with him is he can tend to overdo it. I agree his run was massive the other day but I think a strong tempo helped him in that regard.
If they drop anchor in the MC he could find himself pulling again. Still a work in progress for mine, but I wouldn’t try and talk anyone out of him.
But for the other 22 horses he is racing it is a positive he is going WFA to HCP.and Jug's right, the only relative weight factor is weight swing. He could carry 50kg but if Sir D goes around with 35kg it means nothing. 53.5kg is very, very harsh IMO. I gave him 52.5 in the MC thread OP and that's before something like AVD was nominated.
I’ll see your Mugatoo and raise you a The Chosen One. Plate definitely a stronger race for mine.To be honest to the eye the CP looked poor, It's a Cox Plate so it has a base performance that is quite high but barely scrapes in for mine. Mugatoo hard luck story coming out of a metrop I mean seriously cant be that good. I suspect AQ or RC go to their previous bests and they win or go very close. Heavy track at the valley it's a no form me. Prefer the CC especially the first two coming through toward top of weight scale with good margins back in the field.
The Chosen One got a dream run and lost by near 1L and 5kg to AVD and VE in a sit/sprint. Those two are panels better than him.I’ll see your Mugatoo and raise you a The Chosen One. Plate definitely a stronger race for mine.
And SD is only one horse. SD can still be relatively well in at the weights.