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Personally I think Detroit City is crying out for a break and needs to be freshened up. Since his debut in 2005 he has run in 19 races with the only semblance of a ‘break’ being before the highly competitive Ces at Newmarket. His races in the past year or so have mostly been highly competitive (Triumph Hdl, Ces, Anniversary Hdl, Ch hdl, etc) and there is no doubt that this will take a great deal out of a young horse. I don’t agree with the theory that he has temperament problems nor do I believe that his last 2 runs were his true form. I think the horse has done more than enough for his connections for the time being and is entitled to a hard earned break without being aimed at a major flat handicap this season so that he comes back fresh for next season’s hurdle/chase campaign. All these sectional time theories I am reading, although interesting, in this case don’t take into account that DC is not a machine.