Not defending anything here or arguing he should not be set down for any positive, But… it was a very, very common surface analgesic for humans, the same groom, recovering from a broken pelvis, handled both horses, the filly in an earlier race, in the saddling shed, tying both tongues, and that story is not as “lame” as most. And it is a permissible substance with 72 hr withdrawal time limits. Don’t see any intent in this stupid screw up that still merits some disciplinary action, like negating any points.
IIRC, both horses were under the management and care of a substitute trainer and his staff due to the COVID quarantine? They shipped to Oaklawn shortly before the race and their regular human crew watched it on the TV from Cali? BB is trainer of record and bears any blame but…this is kind of weird, like the rest of this year.
Gamine will have time for a race or two this summer should they choose, not the one looking for spot.