On Tour won a point-to-point at Stradbally in May and could be interesting making his debut under Rules but newcomers FLYING EAGLE and Stormbay Bomber could dominate this bumper. Preference is for the former, who is by prolific NH sire Oscar though there isn't a loot of stamina on his dam's side. Radmores Express has looked very one-paced so far but Max Ward showed promise on his Stratford debut before lack of experience told.
Flying Eagle (IRE) Oscar gelding out of Fille D'argent.
Max Ward (IRE) 7-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 21l behind Mrs Jordan (10-7) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gs in Sep.
Mitt'n'marg 40-1 (10-11) Held up, clipped heels after 3f, pushed along 8f out, well beaten final 3f, 8th of 9, 41l behind G'dai Sydney (11-8) at Worcester 2m cond NH flat (6) gf in Jul.
On Tour (IRE) 2-1 (12-0) Tr ldrs, 2nd 1/2way, left in front 5out, kow from last, comfortably, won at Stradbally 3m ire ptp gd in May beating Ivy Gate (12-0) by 3l, 17 ran.
Radmores Express 9-4fav (10-5) In touch in 4th, went 2nd before halfway, weakened over 3f out, 4th of 7, 44l behind Ziggie (11-2) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.
Retroson (IRE) 25-1 (11-7) A bhnd; to & pu 11, in a race won by Knockdhu (11-7) at Point-to-Point Owners & Riders 2m 4f ptp gs in Dec, 12 ran.
Stormbay Bomber (IRE) September Storm gelding out of Top Tottie.
Bollin Across 9-2 (10-7) Took keen hold in rear, headway to chase leader after 3f until 5f out, stumbled 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, 7th of 8, 40l behind Garnock (10-0) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Sep.