The selection will emerge from stall 14, way out wide, but so few of these can be fancied that it shouldn’t be too big a problem.
Kevin Prendergast’s colt was nicely fancied to make a winning debut in atrocious conditions at Roscommon a week ago.
In the end he was beaten a length and a half into second by the experienced favourite, Slaney Rock, staying on quite nicely at the end of that seven furlongs.
Stepping up in trip and a better surface can surely only work in Dedo’s favour and he is preferred to Bunsen Burner and the apparently well-regarded Tommy Stack newcomer, Ariege.
Willie Mullins has a strong hand through the card and has prospects of a treble, led by the venerable Adamant Approach in the Gleneagle Summer Cabaret Chase.
There are no indications the versatile 13-year-old is a back number and he made a solid reappearance on the flat at Bellewstown when fifth in the handicap won by Kisimali.
Mullins’ once-raced Rosy Cyborg looks the answer to the Hotel Europe Bumper. He won an ordinary race at Sligo in May, but it was a stylish performance and the four-year-old may well be one for the future.
A third Mullins possibility is Sonnium in the O’Keeffe Marquees Rathmlore Handicap. He certainly gave the impression of going the right way when third to Eight Up and hot-pot, Allesandro, at Leopardstown.
The opening Bourn Vincent Memorial Park Maiden Hurdle is a moderate contest and, perhaps, Topenhall, fourth to Square Ball in a Cork handicap, will go close.