So US Army Ranger won by a short head. Much controversy followed. Could not stablemate Port Douglas have beaten the odds on favourite at the death? My answer is yes. Stewards took time to look into the finish between the Aidan O'Brien stablemates and decided there was no case to answer.
I have now watched the finish several times and am in no doubt that Seamie Heffernan could have got Port Douglas to beat his stablemate. But, as in any job, you do what your boss wants and it seems clear to me from that finish, the last thing . . .
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