DECISION DOES IT FIRST UP AGAIN

Sep 07, 2013

He's earned $1.5 million and has an almost perfect first-up record but Decision Time still struggled to attract the punters in Saturday's Concorde Stakes at Randwick.

Decision Time  has not been without its problems but he was at his peak to reclaim the Concorde crown he won two years ago.

Sent out at $7 with Sessions dominating betting all week and starting at $2.20, Decision Time stalked the leaders and put in a determined sprint at the end of the 1000m to hold off the favourite by a half neck.

Delago Bolt ($26) was a length third while multiple Group One winner Hay List was a respectable fifth after yet another injury setback.

With Clarry  in Melbourne to oversee Dear Demi at Flemington, it was up to his  son Marc to stand up for Decision Time.

"He is pretty much a forgotten horse," Conners said.

"He's had his problems but he bounces back every time.

"Hopefully he's got a good carnival ahead. There are plenty of options for him either here or in Melbourne.

"People forget he did run second in a Golden Slipper. He's had a lot of problems but he has a lot of talent."

Decision Time, the winner of nine of his 22 starts, ran second to Crystal Lily in the 2010 Slipper and extended his fresh record to four wins from six starts.