14:15 Perth

Edinburgh Gin 2018 Leading Horsemen Awards Novices' Hurdle (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 207y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £6,500 added
  • Winner: £4,224
  • 2nd: £1,240
  • 3rd: £620
  • 4th: £310
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 6m 0.50s
  • Off Time: 14:15:47
  • 5 Ran
Silk -
Silk -
Silk - Royal Blue, Light Green star, sleeves and star on cap
  • Form 23F111
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-10

chased leader, challenged going well from 8th, led next, well clear before 2 out, very easily

Silk - Royal blue, yellow braces, sleeves and cap
  • Form 37-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

chased leading pair, well behind them from 3rd, last from next, went poor 4th flat

Silk - Purple, emerald green star, emerald green sleeves, purple armlets and star on emerald green cap
  • Form 835-
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

held up in rear, well behind 3rd, went very remote 3rd from next

Silk - Royal Blue, Light Blue sleeves, Royal Blue stars, Light Blue cap

Valadom (FR)

480 t D
  • Form 240/4U4-
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 116

led, ridden after 8th, headed next, no chance with winner after 3 out

Silk - DARK BLUE and WHITE diabolo, hooped sleeves, RED cap
  • Age 4
  • Weight 10-10

chased leaders, not fluent 1st, behind from 3rd

Previous results

In depth


Valadom is a useful staying chaser but returning from a lengthy absence here and his only place so far over hurdles came in a four-runner race. DINONS has won novice events at Killarney and Sedgefield since landing a maiden at Roscommon. Clear when falling at the last on his only previous try over 3m, Gordon Elliott’s runner is hard to oppose in this despite his penalties. Bishopswood Flyer cost €32,000 but has a chasing pedigree.


Dinons (FR) 1-12fav (11-12) Tracked leaders, led at omitted 3rd last, well clear approaching and not fluent next, very easily (1 hurdle omitted), won at Sedgefield 2m 4f (4) gd in Sep beating Placedela Concorde (11-12) by 23l, 5 ran.

Blaydon (IRE) 25-1 (10-12) Chased leaders, lost place 11f out, well beaten over 3f out, 7th of 9, 33l behind Melekhov (11-0) at Hexham 2m (5) sft in Apr.

One Night In Milan (IRE) 8-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, took keen hold, went left 1st, mistake 4 out, outpaced next, weakened before 2 out, 5th of 12, 34l behind Canelo (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 6f (4) gd in Apr.

Valadom (FR) 25-1 (10-13) Led, headed before 2 out, soon weakened, 4th of 11, 18 3/4l behind Beeves (11-8) at Perth 3m hcp (2) gd in Jun.

Bishopswood Flyer (IRE) Arcadio gelding out of Catch The Class.