Dineur has won four of his last seven starts and has developed into a decent handicapper. He wasn't disgraced when favourite at Ffos Las 10 days ago but could find BOLD CHIEF a tough nut to crack here. Harry Fry's charge has taken well to fences but will have to be ridden positively over this trip to make the most of his stamina. Grey Soldier was well behind Dineur over 2m1f last month but Pateese could figure if fully wound-up as he still has plenty of scope. Hansupfordetroit won a Ballinrobe handicap in May but has his first start for Bernard Llewellyn today.
Bold Chief (IRE) 8-15fav (11-12) Jumped well, made all, 1 length ahead when left well clear 2 out, won at Newton Abbot 3m 2f nov chs (3) gf in Aug beating Golden Squirell (11-2) by 40l, 4 ran.
Dineur (FR) 5-2fav (11-7) Tracked leaders, ridden approaching 4 out, evey chance 2 out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd flat, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind My Brother Sylvest (10-8) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs (2) gd in Aug.
Grey Soldier (IRE) 4-1 (11-12) Tracked leader, not fluent 2nd, lost 2nd 8th, outpaced after 2 out, no extra approaching last, 4th of 5, 19l behind Ulis De Vassy (11-2) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp chs 0-130 (3) gd in Aug.
Pateese (FR) 16-1 (10-13) Held up towards rear, mistakes, some headway before 3 out, no impression next, 18th of 20, well behind Battle Group (11-9) at Haydock 3m hcp hdl (2) gd in May.
Hansupfordetroit (IRE) 10-1 (11-2) Made all, clear with 2nd halfway, went clear after 3 out, easily, won at Ballinrobe 2m 6f hcp chs 0-109 sft in May beating Twin Plan (11-3) by 11l, 15 ran.