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.