Jeremy Scott is determined to get the bottom of Melodic Rendezvous’ baffling poor performance in the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.
While nothing has yet come to light, the Somerset trainer is convinced there has to be a reason for the Elite Hurdle winner running below par when only fifth behind My Tent Or Yours.
“We haven’t found anything wrong with him yet. I’m sure there is because he definitely wasn’t sparkling,” Scott said.
“You try to think of all sorts of reasons why it didn’t go right. He’d been really good and we genuinely thought he had improved on Wincanton.
“I just thought he didn’t look happy going into the fourth-last and made a bit of a mistake, but he wasn’t quite travelling going into that.
“Perhaps he pulled something or what. We’ll see, something will come out of the wash.”
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