Mar 9, 2016 -- 4:48PM, Eeternaloptimist wrote:
Interesting discussion. Only thing to chip in is that Ricci when interviewed by Lydia last year said that in terms of his horses being placed he said that they tend to sit down with himself, Willie, Ruby and I think somebody else who I can't remember. Ricci said they thrash it back and forth with him and Willie often disagreeing strongly. Eventually they work it through and come to an agreed solution. I don't recall if he said who had the final say or bigger influences but he was clear that they take a collective approach.
He said much the same a few times recently, but it seemed pretty clear that Willy gets the final say.
Something along the lines of 'Why pay someone to do a job, and then not let them do it?'