HIGH NET WORTH had been threatening to win a race for some time and finally came good over a slightly shorter trip last week where he was always travelling smoothly and won with a bit in hand. He makes his handicap debut under a promising claimer here and is given the nod. Johann Bach won a maiden around this time a year ago and though unsuccessful subsequently he's been dropped a few pounds and looked on the way back last week. Sabaidee was sent to Germany for a Listed contest last month but was well beaten and she looked a very strong staying type when completing a double on fast ground in July so may find this on the short side. Shu Lewis didn't have much chance in the St Leger Trial at the Curragh but his earlier form, all on Turf, suggests he could be up to this despite a big weight.
Shu Lewis (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Always in rear, ridden 5f out, soon weakened and trailing, last of 5, 23l behind Royal Diamond (9-12) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
High Net Worth 7-4fav (9-9) Mid-division, 6th halfway, headway into close 2nd travelling well 2f out, disputed lead 1 1/2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, easily, won at Dundalk 1m 3f mdn stks pol beating The Visitor (9-5) by 3l, 12 ran.
Sabaidee (IRE) (9-2) 10th of 15, 22l behind Nausica Time (8-11) at Hannover(GER) 1m 3f fll lst stks (1) gd in Oct.
Cebuano 50-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and no impression over 2f out, kept on one pace, 12th of 30, 8l behind Montefeltro (9-4) at Curragh 2m hcp gd in Oct.
Splendid Light 11-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, led inside first 3f, pushed along before straight, headed under 2f out, lost place and no impression 1f out, 6th of 8, 7l behind Waver (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol in Oct.
Johann Bach (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden in 8th 2f out, went 5th 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind That's Plenty (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Revolution (FR) 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden entering straight, 9th on outer 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind That's Plenty (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.
Always Annie 9-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th entering straight, soon weakened, last of 14, 11l behind That's Plenty (9-9) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp pol.