Timeform pick out their three best bets from Cheltenham on Saturday…
“…he remains unexposed and should again take all the beating for the Richard Johnson/Gordon Elliott combination…”
Timeform on Dinons
BRAQUEUR D’OR returns off a good mark, having finished fourth in the Ladbroke Trophy at Newbury last season off 4 lb higher, and gets the nod in a highly-competitive affair, with the sound surface very much in his favour. Neil Mulholland holds a strong hand with Shantou Village and Doing Fine, while For Good Measure remains with potential over fences and is another with claims now sent handicapping over a longer trip.
THECLOCKISTICKING caught the eye when fifth in the Silver Trophy at Chepstow last time, staying on strongly at the finish, and should have a race like this in him when conditons are right; there should be no excuses on that front here, with the step up to 3m on good ground expected to be right up his street. There are any number of dangers, however, headed by Pat Kelly’s Dawn Raider, the thriving Timeforben and Notwhatiam, who made a winning start for Dan Skelton at Uttoxeter earlier this month.
DINONS has not been overfaced in his short career over hurdles to date, barely needing to improve to complete a four-timer by 23 lengths at Perth last month, but he remains unexposed and should again take all the beating for the Richard Johnson/Gordon Elliott combination that has teamed up to really good effect this season. De Name Evades Me is feared most on his return from six months off, along with Ballyart.
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