Following a luckless run at the Curragh Reach The Bid is set to make a reappearance from the Dubai International Airport World Trophy at Newbury.
Trainer Darren Bunyan has put a line through his stable star’s performance at the Group One Flying Five Stakes on Sunday, when he had been beaten at less than four spans – and also reports the ready to go just six days later.
The County Kildare handler has contributed Strike The Bid an entry in Saturday’s Group Three dash and has verified the aim is to operate.
“He came out of the race ideal,” said Bunyan.
“It was just one one of these days to draw a lineup. Nothing worked out on the day to him, but we have had days that were worse than that.
“He was not beaten too much for a horse who had nothing his way about the day”
Strike The Bid has already proved he can operate well when kept occupied.
“There is no issue with all the horse running quickly,” added Bunyan.
“He came from the Abbaye last year and won the Group Three Mercury Stakes (in Dundalk) not long after.
“We are still making strategies, and it seems like he’ll go to Newbury this Saturday now.
“The floor is at his favour . The weather forecast is good for your week, and he is 100 percent after the race.
“If all goes well on Saturday we will stick him at the Abbaye.”
Ger Lyons’s Blue Uluru is a Irish that is possible – while some in an 11-strong entry include Beverley Bullet scorer Judicial, last week, Equilateral and current York Listed victor Dakota Gold, that shot the most Scarbrough Stakes at Doncaster.
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