MODERATE galloper Bicycle can come into his own in the fifth event today thanks to first season trainer Ricky P. F. Yiu's decision to start him over 2,200 metres, writes Robin Parke.. Make no mistake about it, this is the trip that will bring the best out of the Australian-bred five-year-old. Bicycle's best may ultimately not be that good, but it will be enough to see him run a top race in this modest combined handicap where, as ever, many in the field of 13 will be caught out by the testing distance. Bicycle's likely success is not only the way he has been racing, but also the stamina he has inherited from his dam. Ard Countess is by Ardross, one of the truly great European stayers of the past 30 years . . . a stayer his regular rider Lester Piggott once endorsed in reference to the Melbourne Cup by saying he could have gone round the outside fence to win the great Australian race. That is taking it to extremes, but Ard Countess clearly inherited her staying power from her illustrious sire and used it to enough purpose to win, in Ireland, the Phoenix Park St Leger Trial and the Down Royal Ulster St Leger, both over a mile and three-quarters. Bicycle came from second last in a field of 14 to win over 1,600 metres two starts back at big odds when ridden by champion apprentice Simon H. K. Yim. He came thundering down the straight to win going away by a head in a Class Six contest. At his last start, when stepped up in distance to 1,800 metres, he was at short odds to oblige in a Class Six race but both Tomodachi, expertly handled, and Able Ride got a handy break on him and Bicycle, doing his best work in the closing stages, found it impossible to close the gap and went under by two lengths. As the vast majority of this field are Class Five gallopers, there is every likelihood that Bicycle will go out at a backable price and is definitely worth supporting. Yiu has gone for good seven-pound claimer James K. C. Chan and he should be able to pull the horse out to the centre in the straight and make his run from there.