STRATEGIC BID has proved disappointing since arriving from David Simcock's yard but he won't get many better opportunities than this. He didn't appear to enjoy the soft going at Sligo last time and, as that was only his second start of the year, he can finally get off the mark. Super Cloud has been running quite well though his jumping has let him down on a couple of occasions and a bad mistake probably cost Tisamystery a maiden success at Bellewstown in July. The latter has since run poorly at Galway and though Trans City did better on fast ground at Down Royal a week ago he's hampered by the penalty he carries for his Flat victories.
Trans City (IRE) 13-2 (10-12) Soon chased leaders, closed up approaching 3 out, soon challenged and disputed lead, headed 2 out, no impression disputing 2nd when bad mistake last, kept on same pace run-in, 3rd of 15, 9l behind Ancient Sands (11-10) at Down Royal 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf in Aug.
Paddy Roe (IRE) Vinnie Roe gelding out of Rathmoyle.
Strategic Bid 7-4fav (11-4) Soon well off pace in mid-division, some headway in poor 6th 3 out, 3rd and no impression from after next, kept on run-in, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 16, 11l behind The Black Russian (11-4) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl in Aug.
Super Cloud (IRE) 14-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, closer in 2nd from 4 out, dropped to 4th from before last, soon no impression, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 9l behind Curley Bill (11-12) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
Tisamystery (IRE) 20-1 (11-12) Led, headed approaching 2 out and soon no extra, weakened, 6th of 14, well behind Blackmail (11-12) at Galway 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Black Chariot (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Always rear, never a factor, behind when fell 2 out, in a race won by Wakanda (10-11) at Sligo 2m 4yo mdn hdl gd in Jul, 14 ran.
Knight Of Bangkok 12-1 (11-2) Keen hold to lead after 1st, ran out 2nd, in a race won by Flanagans Field (11-4) at Kilbeggan 2m 3f mdn hdl gf in Aug, 11 ran.
Quantum Reach (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) 8th early, no impression 3 out, 10th of 18, well behind Dale Street (11-12) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gf in Jul.
Wildcatted (GER) 40-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, niggled along from 4 out, lost place after next, soon no impression, 8th of 12, 26l behind Bridgequarter Girl (10-11) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
La Oliva (IRE) 20-1 (10-6) Soon towards rear, moderate 11th approaching 5 out, soon no impression, 12th of 13, well behind Alelchi Inois (10-13) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl sft in May.
Like A Ballerina (IRE) 8-1 (11-6) Prominent in chasing group, no extra 5f out, 15th of 16, well behind Sandy Jane (10-11) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat gf in Jul.
Monahans Girl (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Always towards rear, ridden and no extra 4 out, 11th of 16, 40l behind Formal Bid (11-4) at Bellewstown 2m 1f hcp hdl 80-102 gd in Aug.
Wilde Sapphire (IRE) 16-1 (10-11) Rear of mid-division for most, no impression approaching 2 out, 9th of 12, 27l behind Bridgequarter Girl (10-11) at Tramore 2m mdn hdl gd in Aug.
November Power (IRE) 25-1 (10-10) Settled behind leaders, 6th halfway, ridden and no extra 3 out, 9th of 13, 34l behind Westhaven (11-12) at Kilbeggan 2m mdn hdl gf in Jul.