Formal Bid clipped heels and unshipped his rider at this track last time but had gone close over 2m at Wolverhampton on his penultimate start. Days Ahead finished a length in front of Saint By Day when third here last time and that pair are closely matched while Strawberry Flavour is expected to improve on only her second start for Andy Oliver. CIRCUS ACT has yet to win but has dropped 18lb in the weights since last April. He finished much closer in a couple of races here last month and it could be his turn today. Noverre Princess makes most appeal of the remainder.
Formal Bid (IRE) 8-1 (8-1) Towards rear, clipped heels, stumbled and unseated rider after 1 1/2f, in a race won by Aladdins Cave (10-1) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec, 14 ran.
Massabini (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 22, 13l behind Stuccodor (9-4) at Leopardstown 1m 1f stks gs in Aug.
Saint By Day (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) 7th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Asian Wing (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Buccaneer Bob (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Rear of mid-division, kept on one paced from 2f out, 6th of 14, 7l behind Alghanem (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Noverre Princess (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Towards rear, progress entering straight, ridden in 6th 2f out, no impression final furlong, 10th of 14, 13l behind Cottesloe (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
General Bunching (USA) 25-1 (8-7) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Roe Deer (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcap pol in Dec.
Days Ahead (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Asian Wing (8-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Strawberry Flavour (GER) 9-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, no impression in 5th 1 1/2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 4l behind Great Soprano (9-5) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol in Dec.
Back In Black (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Never better than mid-division, last of 13, 24l behind Massiyn (9-5) at Roscommon 1m 2f mdn stks gd in May.
Indiana Charmer (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Rear of mid-division, 12th halfway, no extra in straight, 15th of 17, 19l behind Money Spider (9-0) at Naas 1m 3yo fll stks in Aug.
Circus Act 6-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden in 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Cottesloe (9-7) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Khan Tengri (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Ridayef (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Sep.
King's Jester (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, kept on without threatening under pressure from 1 1/2f out, 5th of 14, 4l behind Dimitar (9-10) at Dundalk 1m hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Prime Contract (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) Always behind, 12th of 14, 9l behind Bensoon (9-12) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Sinntani (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leader, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Shukhov (9-11) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 50-70 pol in Dec.
Nureyev's Boy (IRE) 80-1 (9-4) Dwelt and in rear, no impression straight, 8th of 14, 13l behind Beat The Ballot (9-3) at Dundalk 1m 3yo stks pol in Dec.