Following a luckless run at the Curragh Strike The Bid is set to make a Fast reappearance at the Dubai International Airport World Trophy.
Trainer Darren Bunyan has set a line during his steady star’s performance in the Group One Flying Five Stakes on Sunday, when he was defeated at less than four lengths – and also reports the ready to move only six days after.
The County Kildare handler has given The Bid an entry in Saturday’s Group Three dash at Newbury and has confirmed the goal is to run.
“He emerged from the race perfect,” said Bunyan.
“It was only one of these days to draw a line through. Nothing worked out for him on the day, but we’ve had worse days than that.
“He was not beaten too much to get a horse that had nothing go his way on the afternoon .”
Strike The Bid has already proved he can operate well when kept busy.
“There is no issue with the horse running quickly,” added Bunyan.
“He came from the Abbaye this past year and won the Group Three Mercury Stakes (at Dundalk) not long afterwards.
“We’re still making strategies, and it seems like he’ll visit Newbury that Saturday now.
“The floor is in his favour there. The 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 at the Abbaye.”
Ger Lyons’s Blue Uluru is currently a second possible – while many others at an entry include Beverley Bullet scorer Judicial, last week, Equilateral and recent York Listed victor Dakota Gold, that took the most Scarbrough Stakes at Doncaster.