yes i feared as much , TD. shame though i believe he is currently very well handicapped and definitely one to stay on the right side of. not really sure where to go with this race now, senate is the first horse i noted with this race in mind when he hosed up over c & d, then he dissapointed at newbury. now there are excuses aplenty for that run - only 7 days since last race, wide draw, good to firm ground are the most important ones. the cynical me actually thinks this might be a ploy by connections to run him in a race he had virtually no chance of winning in order to stop his mark rising too harshly to prevent him having a real chance in this ( which must have been the plan ) they won it last year.
the problem being nothing he beat over c & d has won subsequently, with only times up running with real credit when 2nd to willing foe on more or less the same terms, so these 3 at the revised terms should finish quite close together really. with times up twice the price of the other 2, yet that is slightly understanding as the other two probably have more to come. senates biggest problem could be the draw again, getting to the lead, and staying there will be more difficult than his last win. though the way he kept on and then pulled away that day was the mark of a horse going the right way. willing foe could still be anything.
if i had to bet right this minute i'd go senate, but i will have a proper look at whats left. was really sweet on bourne.