Accolade did not stay at all. Winning 2000 mts of the Pune derby beating a donkey field does not indicate that he is a stayer and will stay longer trips. I am a big fan of the horse and have always played him and won except last Sunday. No hard luck stories, he did not stay and I can safely say he will not finish on board in the Indian Derby if he decides to run.
Your theory of excessive workout, basket bit not suiting the horse etc. may be true. Fact remains he is an immature office and has always been problematic. Infact with the Basket Bit for the first time in his career he ran straight without hanging and he lost! He has always mostly been restless at the gates. This time he has been the best behaved in his career in the paddock and at the gates. So reasons and excused for the horses loss can be many, fact is he did not stay. The Mumbai Derby pace will be as fast if not faster and the timing will be similar. How will he keep up with more horse like Serjeant at arms and Ice Glacier, besides the filly who beat him in Kolkata? No chance