I don't know how to word a word Boldenone reading but say it might look like this:
Horse Mach Wiper Karloo Kix
Possible reading at time sample was taken 2 2
Sample at Test A 10 10
Sample at Test B 15 10
Possible sample in 6 months time 15 10
So they both could have rose at some point in time, but Mach Wipers kept rising for longer.
Although I have no idea what happened obviously and am happy to go by the umpires decision.
Edit: My formatting stuffed up, trying to fix it, if it still doesn't work I apologise.
Of course the experts may do more research and come up with a definitive cause, in which case it may happen again and then I think that information would give an indication on what could be done to either prevent it in the future should it arise again.
Brendan - If the sample rose after retesting and then got to a level where it rose no longer, I still dont think they could confidentally say what the actual level was when the horse was initally tested.
I wonder if the levels rose exponentially or would they have then been able to pinpoint what the level was at testing if that were the case?
What were the boldenone levels of the samples not behaving strangely? Does anyone know?
I was just having a heart attack thinking I had mis-read but here is where it states
"HRNSW acknowledges that this has been an extremely long process for both Mr Luke McCarthy and HRNSW, but for whatever reason the sample and associated level of boldenone increased outside of the horses system, which has not been seen in any other sample, including other samples taken from this horse."
I am unaware of the level of boldenone in other samples taken, I dont even know if they have published what the levels were supposed to be in the first instance or even in Karloo Kix's case.
Well, the horse of the moment returns from his recent stay in Qld to run a slashing 2nd to old champ Washakie, for half a stride thought there might be an upset. Will he be swabbed tonight and every other start from here on in to make some sort of sense of his scientific anomaly?
I'm sure our integrity personnel at HRNSW have looked at this and will announce soon they are endeavouring to monitor not just this horse but a reasonable sample of others in order to assist the eight "experts" ( whose opinions were divided as to how the detectable levels of Boldenone had varied) to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion to this rather strange occurance.