Never write off a champion

The Grey Flash is undoubtedly our best sprinter to grace the Australian turf since the mighty Black Caviar retired and he more than secured that title on the weekend by taking out his third TJ Smith against the disadvantages thrown up by a heavy track that was front-runner biased, again.

According to the general public, Chautauqua’s career was over after his first up run at Caulfield when defeated by Super Cash and I Am a Star over 1100m. The majority voted that the big C’s career was over, followed by ‘See one more run’ and ‘No’ in last place. I’ve included below the videos of his past three wins a number of tweets from directly after his first up run this prep with some calling the end of his career, while some very good judges said to hold fire or even praised the run. It’s interesting reading.

Let’s start by looking at his last three TJ Smith wins. Going through this process has been very painful as I loaded up on Lord of the Sky in the 2016 edition at $101! That’s racing.

2017 TJ Smith Stakes

2016 TJ Smith Stakes

2015 TJ Smith Stakes

Some on the other hand came at Chautauqua from a more pessimistic view. Let’s just hope Sharon loaded up on Saturday, the first time since that run that Chautauqua had T Berry on, Clockwise, WFA over the 1200m.



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