General Bunching has yet to be placed on Turf in a dozen starts and along with Atlas Peak is much better on Polytrack. STRANDFIELD LADY has been very busy but is holding her form well. She carried 3lb overweight when a very good fifth in a premier handicap at Leopardstown on Thursday, just four days after a fine second in what looked a tight Fairyhouse handicap. She can get back on the winning trail as Final Flashback hasn't been seen for a year though he loves fast ground and stablemate Hes Our Music looks a couple of pounds high in the ratings.
Strandfield Lady (IRE) 12-1 (7-11) Held up towards rear, headway on inner entering straight, 3rd briefly 1f out but no impression under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Tandem (9-3) at Leopardstown 1m 2f hcp gf.
Hes Our Music (IRE) 11-4fav (9-11) Chased leaders, 3rd travelling well entering straight, ridden in 2nd 2f out, no impression on winner and dropped to 3rd close home, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Waver (9-1) at Naas 1m 2f App hcp gf.
Final Flashback (IRE) 9-1 (9-8) Made virtually all, ridden and joined briefly 2f out, stayed on well from 1 1/2f out, won at Wexford 1m 4f hcp 50-80 gd in Jul '12 beating Benefit Of Porter (9-11) by nk, 11 ran.
Atlas Peak (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Prominent and disputed lead, ridden and no extra early straight, weakened, 9th of 14, 10l behind Liberty To Rock (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.
General Bunching (USA) 16-1 (10-0) Slowly away and in rear, some headway in straight and 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 14, 5l behind Liberty To Rock (8-12) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol.