FORMAL BID has won handicaps at Bellewstown and Kilbeggan recently and should thwart the hat-trick bid of It's A Mans World in receipt of 10lb. Brian Ellison's charge arrives off the back of novice wins at Cartmel and over course and distance but the weights aren't in his favour today. Outrageous Request is a regular here and can't be ignored as he was once held in some regard, though we fancy Gordon Elliott's charge to have his measure. Makhzoon may be best of the rest, despite returning from a break.
It's A Mans World 15-8 (10-12) Close up, led 2 out, soon clear, won at Perth 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Smart Ruler (11-12) by 7l, 6 ran.
Formal Bid (IRE) 9-4fav (11-11) Waited with, soon in mid-division, improved to chase leaders from 3 out, close up from before straight going well, challenged and badly squeezed for room last, soon ridden in moderate 2nd, stayed on well to get up on line, won at Kilbeggan 2m hcp hdl 80-102 gf beating Luimneach Abu (11-6) by hd, 14 ran.
Outrageous Request 5-2 (11-5) Led, pressed 2 out, ridden before and headed last, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Dhaular Dhar (10-6) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd.
Millers Reef (IRE) 10-1 (11-7) Tracked leaders in 4th, weakened 3 out, 5th of 9, 30l behind Deny (10-2) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Aug.
Hide The Evidence (IRE) 33-1 (11-8) Towards rear, ridden after 3 out, no impression, 10th of 17, 14l behind Glenconkeyne (11-0) at Galway 2m 2f Conditional Handicap Hurdle (8Evens16) (4yo+) in Aug.
Makhzoon (USA) 17-2 (11-12) Prominent until 2nd, soon ridden and behind, pulled up before 4th, in a race won by Gonow (10-8) at Hexham 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr, 8 ran.
Wind Shuffle (GER) 7-1 (10-12) Tracked winner, lost place after 3rd, weakened 4 out, tailed off when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Grand Lahou (11-4) at Perth 2m sell hdl (5) sft in Aug '12, 5 ran.
Belle Noverre (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Mid-division and 7th halfway, no extra and weakened after 3 out, 13th of 16, well behind Theonewiththeleg (10-10) at Sligo 2m mdn hdl gd in Jul.