The horse got a really bad ride. Was dropped out last, kept to the inside and was weaving through beaten horses on the bridle, passing the post full of running. He clearly remains at the top of his game.
Alan ~ he was steadied at the start as opposed to missing the break, not that that is inherently wrong, but the ride Tom Queally gave him through the race won’t be nominated for ride of the season by anyone. He was going to struggle for a run by sticking to the rail, but he seemed to ensure that he struggled more than was necessary.