April 22 / 14.40 Perth

14.40 Perth

Good To Soft

William Hill Highland National Handicap Chase (For The Julian Llewellen Palmer Memorial Trophy)

  • Prize money: £15575.56
  • 3m 6f 121y
  • Class 3
  • 15 runners
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William Hill Highland National Handicap Chase (For The Julian Llewellen Palmer Memorial Trophy)

Runners: 15 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Mostly sunny

(Won)

  • Win: £11.10
  • Place: £3.90

Form: B-P1P5

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 5lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict
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Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

1st

8

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Slipway

11st 5lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

5th

3

1st Apr 2022

Good To Soft

2m 6f 93y

Class 3

16:15 Newbury

Slipway

11st 12lb

J: Luca Morgan

T: Ben Pauling

January's Southwell win (under Luca Morgan) points to his chance but he's been pulled up either side of that; hard to know quite what to expect but quicker ground a possible help; stable also runs Your Darling.

7

4th Feb 2022

Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 3

14:25 Chepstow

Slipway

10st 12lb

J: Kielan Woods

T: Ben Pauling

Pulled up on handicap/chase debut in November but delivered on promise shown in novice/maiden hurdles when causing 33-1 surprise at Southwell (3m, good to soft) last month; remains lightly raced; must be considered.

5/1

  • Place: £2.50

Form: 773241

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 9lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
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2nd

5

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Dubai Devils

11st 9lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

1st

1

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Dubai Devils

11st 12lb

J: Peter Kavanagh

T: Paul Stafford

Irish raider; first run at this trip but shaped as though he would stay this far when a keeping-on sixth in the 3m4f Ulster National at Downpatrick in March 2021 (good to yielding); in fair form recently; a possible.

7/2

4th

8

22nd Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 0f 0y

16:40 Navan

Dubai Devils

11st 5lb

J: Mark McDonagh

T: Paul Stafford

Good spell last year, winning a 3m1f heavy ground handicap chase at Fairyhouse before third in this event 12 months; close up in third behind Wishmoor in a veterans' chase at Limerick after Christmas; had a few of these rivals behind when second at Down Royal.

8/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 437413

Last run: 39 days

W: 10st 9lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 113

Form & Verdict
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3rd

11

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Some Detail

10st 9lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

3rd

7

14th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 4f 85y

Class 3

15:10 Taunton

Some Detail

10st 1lb

J: Tom Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Made the most of his lower chase mark when leading late on over 2m7f here (good to soft) three weeks ago; up 5lb but he has a feather weight and this trip promises to suit.

5/1

1st

8

22nd Feb 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 3y

Class 4

15:05 Taunton

Some Detail

11st 1lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Nigel Hawke

Hurdle winner over this trip last summer and he wasn't far away at Market Rasen recently; has a lower chase mark and looks one of the better ones on the form of his fair C&D run off 9lb higher last midwinter.

6/1

OUR TIP

Form: 482212 BF

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 13lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 131

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4th

1

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Poppa Poutine

11st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

2nd

1

8th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 3

14:35 Fontwell

Poppa Poutine

11st 12lb

J: Jordan Nailor

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Dual hurdle winner who came good over fences at fifth attempt, with game success at Wincanton (3m1f, good to soft) last month; competes off career-high mark here but could still have more to offer, and useful 3lb claimer Jordan Nailor is enlisted.

7/4

1st

2

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

14:00 Wincanton

Poppa Poutine

11st 9lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Nigel Twiston-Davies

Touched off over C&D two starts ago and again runner-up at Sandown last month (four ran); thorough stayer and won't mind if it rains; still open to progress and can certainly be considered.

9/2

Form: 3-1631

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 11lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict
Likeable performance in grinding it out over 2m7f at Newcastle (good to soft) in March and he's undergone wind surgery since then; the runner-up was on a hat-trick so a 7lb rise is understandable and wouldn't underestimate; cheekpieces join tongue-tie.
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2nd

2

19th May 2022

Good

3m 3f 123y

Class 4

15:40 Market Rasen

Ladronne

11st 13lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Tjade Collier

Dual chase winner last season (2m3f/2m7f); didn't run badly when upped to 3m6f for last month's Highland National at Perth and today's race is less competitive; could still have untapped potential over marathon trips; cheekpieces removed after one use.

7/1

5th

9

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Ladronne

10st 11lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Tjade Collier

Likeable performance in grinding it out over 2m7f at Newcastle (good to soft) in March and he's undergone wind surgery since then; the runner-up was on a hat-trick so a 7lb rise is understandable and wouldn't underestimate; cheekpieces join tongue-tie.

1st

3

8th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 91y

Class 4

13:30 Newcastle

Ladronne

11st 10lb

J: Sean Quinlan

T: Tjade Collier

Left in lead two out when clear winner at Wetherby (2m3f, good to soft) in December and didn't shape badly when third back there (3m, soft) last month; more required if he is to win this, however.

11/1

Form: 811464

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 106

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5th

9

11th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 110y

16:05 Downpatrick

School Lane

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Liam Lennon

chased leaders, hampered 1st, left in second 4 out, pushed along when lost second 3 out, ridden and weakened 2 out

9/2

1st

5

20th May 2022

Soft

2m 7f 110y

19:20 Downpatrick

School Lane

11st 5lb

J: Thomas Reilly

T: Liam Lennon

9/2

Form: 15/P95

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 12lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 130

Form & Verdict
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7th

2

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Jimmil

11st 12lb

J: Kieren Buckley

T: Gavin Cromwell

5th

3

17th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 2f 50y

16:35 Down Royal

Jimmil

11st 0lb

J: L P Dempsey

T: Gavin Cromwell

Quite a useful staying novice chaser two years ago; well below his best in two runs since returning from a long spell on the sidelines; not suited by the race conditions; cheekpieces on for the first time.

20/1

9th

11

13th Feb 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 40y

14:40 Punchestown

Jimmil

10st 9lb

J: Danny Mullins

T: Gavin Cromwell

Quite a useful staying novice two years ago; showed little on his return to action over a trip short of his best at Limerick in December; best watched.

33/1

Form: 162211

Last run: 14 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

Form & Verdict
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8th

4

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

I See You Well

11st 10lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

1st

2

8th Apr 2022

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 3

14:35 Fontwell

I See You Well

11st 8lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Best known for his heroics at Plumpton (six wins there) but also has a 2m5f course victory on his CV; looked as good as ever when finishing strongly to score at Plumpton (3m1f, good) last month and ought to give another good account.

9/4

1st

1

21st Mar 2022

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 3

15:40 Plumpton

I See You Well

11st 9lb

J: Micheal Nolan

T: Seamus Mullins

Five course wins, with three of them coming over C&D in 2021; close second off this mark at Fontwell on his penultimate start but not in the same form at Wincanton last month; should make a bold bid back under these conditions.

7/2

Form: 1-55P1

Last run: 15 days

W: 11st 10lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 128

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17

26th Jun 2022

Good

3m 2f 13y

Class 1

15:00 Uttoxeter

Amateur

10st 7lb

J: James Best

T: John Flint

tracked leaders, dropped to midfield 6th, lost position and towards rear 12th, soon struggling, pulled up before 15th

9/1

3

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Amateur

11st 10lb

J: Tom O’Brien

T: John Flint

1st

7

7th Apr 2022

Good

3m 3f 208y

Class 3

15:20 Ffos Las

Amateur

11st 0lb

J: Connor Brace

T: John Flint

Below best during light campaign this season but didn't run badly when fifth in Borders National at Kelso (4m, soft) two starts ago and is now only 5lb higher than when winning this race in good style a year ago; tried in blinkers last time; usual cheekpieces back on today.

8/1

Form: 11-564

Last run: 27 days

W: 11st 7lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 125

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6

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Rath An Iuir

11st 7lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

4th

4

26th Mar 2022

Good

3m 2f 39y

Class 2

14:45 Kelso

Rath An Iuir

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Lightly raced for his age; encouraging return from 399 days off when last of five at Ayr, and he didn't run at all badly when sixth of 16 in the Eider at Newcastle next time; he stays well and is not dismissed lightly, but all his previous races under rules have been on softer than good so these quicker conditions are a slight concern.

4/1

6th

10

26th Feb 2022

Good To Soft

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

15:15 Newcastle

Rath An Iuir

10st 13lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Very lightly raced 9yo who launched chasing career with two wins in the mud at Carlisle (2m4f/3m) in November 2020, latterly shaping as if he had major stamina reserves when drawing 10l clear on run-in; just 2lb higher today and made an encouraging return from 399 days off eight weeks ago; all starts under rules have been on soft/heavy; very interesting if ground is okay.

10/1

Form: -61P22

Last run: 43 days

W: 11st 7lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 125

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7

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Oscar Robertson

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

2nd

4

10th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 3

14:00 Wincanton

Oscar Robertson

11st 9lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Favourite for his last three starts, winning at Wetherby in November and runner-up at Hereford in the latest (poor effort in between); this may be more competitive than the most recent race but yard has struck form.

5/1

2nd

4

31st Jan 2022

Good

3m 1f 44y

Class 3

14:30 Hereford

Oscar Robertson

11st 7lb

J: Jonathan Burke

T: Tom George

Only his second run at 3m when winning a five-runner handicap at Wetherby (good) by miles, having been left clear two out; not sure what happened at Doncaster off this 4lb higher mark as soft ground shouldn't have troubled him; a player if back on song.

9/4

Form: 651642

Last run: 25 days

W: 10st 9lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 113

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10

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Glittering Love

10st 9lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Nicky Richards

2nd

4

28th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 63y

Class 4

14:05 Hexham

Glittering Love

11st 1lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Nicky Richards

Winning pointer/chaser; fair run over fences at Carlisle last time (3m, heavy); not as good over hurdles and best form on soft ground.

5/1

5

12th Mar 2022

Soft

3m 0f 20y

Class 4

15:55 Ayr

Glittering Love

11st 4lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Nicky Richards

Back to winning ways in first-time blinkers at Carlisle (3m2f, soft) in December but well held in the headgear the last twice, latterly behind Juge Et Parti; needs to up his game if he is to get involved.

7/2

Form: -P8P9P

Last run: 36 days

W: 10st 6lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 110

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12

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Seaston Spirit

10st 6lb

J: Alain Cawley

T: Oliver Sherwood

5

17th Mar 2022

Good

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

15:05 Hexham

Seaston Spirit

11st 8lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Oliver Sherwood

Thorough stayer who won last season's Sussex National at Plumpton (3m4f, soft) off a 10lb higher mark; mainly disappointing since but is well treated as a result; visor now tried instead of blinkers but others stronger.

16/1

9th

8

23rd Jan 2022

Heavy

3m 4f 178y

Class 3

15:35 Lingfield

Seaston Spirit

10st 13lb

J: Sam Twiston-Davies

T: Oliver Sherwood

Hasn't run a race of note since winning the Sussex National just over a year ago, and that includes a soft defence of that crown last time out when in trouble from an early stage; opposable.

33/1

Form: 27U14P C

Last run: 45 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 106

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6th

1

5th Jun 2022

Good

2m 7f 207y

Class 4

17:02 Perth

Heavey

12st 2lb

J: Thomas Doggrell

T: Neil Mulholland

chased leader, pushed along home turn, lost position before 2 out, ridden approaching last, no extra run-in

6/1

7

12th May 2022

Good

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:20 Perth

Heavey

10st 13lb

J: Richie McLernon

T: Neil Mulholland

13

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Heavey

10st 2lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Neil Mulholland

Form: 513652

Last run: 10 days

W: 10st 1lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

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15

22nd Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:40 Perth

Straight Swap

10st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Andrew Hamilton

2nd

3

12th Apr 2022

Good To Soft

3m 2f 197y

Class 4

14:05 Ayr

Straight Swap

10st 12lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Andrew Hamilton

5th

4

20th Mar 2022

Good To Soft

2m 7f 131y

Class 4

14:30 Chepstow

Straight Swap

11st 7lb

J: Tom Cannon

T: Chris Gordon

Produced a strong finish to get off the mark in a 2m3f hurdle here in January (off this mark); promise in 3m points so no surprise to see him prominent in the betting ahead of his chase debut at Taunton 17 days ago, only to make a hash of the first; recovered well enough from that mistake but he ultimately weakened in the straight; still has potential over fences.

8/1

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Exacta £992.00
Straight Forecast £764.80
Tricast £6009.20
Trifecta £9699.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

School Lane

POSTDATA:

I See You Well

RP Ratings:

Dubai Devils

The Star:

Poppa Poutine

Daily Mirror:

Oscar Robertson

Daily Record:

Ladronne

The Times:

Some Detail

TOPSPEED:

Glittering Love

Daily Express:

Amateur

The Guardian:

School Lane

The Sun:

School Lane

Telegraph:

I See You Well

Daily Mail:

Dubai Devils