Strike The Bid is Place to make a reappearance at the Dubai International Airport World Trophy Following a luckless run at the Curragh.
Trainer Darren Bunyan has set 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 lengths – and also reports the five-year-old ready to go only six days later.
The Bid has been given an entry in Saturday’s Group Three dashboard by the County Kildare handler and has confirmed the purpose is to run.
“He emerged from the race perfect,” said Bunyan.
“It was only one of those days to draw a lineup. Nothing worked out about the day to him, but we have had days that were worse than that.
“He wasn’t beaten too far for a horse that had nothing his way onto the day”
Strike The Bid has shown that he can operate when kept busy.
“There is no issue with all the horse running back quickly,” additional Bunyan.
“He came back from the Abbaye this past year and won the Group Three Mercury Stakes (in Dundalk) not long after.
“We’re still making strategies, and it looks like he’ll go to Newbury this Saturday now.
“The floor is in his favour there. The current weather forecast is great for the week, and he is 100 per cent following the race.
“If all goes well on Saturday we will stick him in the Abbaye.”
Ger Lyons’s Blue Uluru is still a 2nd Irish potential – while others at an 11-strong entry comprise Beverley Bullet scorer Judicial, Equilateral and current York Listed victor Dakota Gold, that shot the Scarbrough Stakes at Doncaster last week.