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

  • Prize money: £15843
  • 3m 6f 121y
  • Class 3
  • 14 runners
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BetVictor Highland National Handicap Chase (For The Julian Llewellen Palmer Memorial Trophy)

Runners: 14 runners

Type: Chase Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Sunny

16/1 (Won)

  • Win: £23.00
  • Place: £5.70

Form: 845127 C

Last run: 33 days

W: 11st 2lb

8 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Sedgefield winner (2m3f+, cheekpieces on for first time) in January but not quite as good twice since; has won at 3m around here but ability to stay this trip has to be taken on trust.

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1st

11

28th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

If Not For Dylan

11st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Andrew Hamilton

Sedgefield winner (2m3f+, cheekpieces on for first time) in January but not quite as good twice since; has won at 3m around here but ability to stay this trip has to be taken on trust.

16/1

7th

2

26th Mar 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 0y

Class 2

14:35 Carlisle

If Not For Dylan

11st 9lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Andrew Hamilton

Won in first-time cheekpieces (retained since) at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) and bumped into a much-improved winner when a well-beaten second at Haydock (2m4f, good to soft) last time; has shown promise on soft/heavy ground; second in this last year and could be in the mix.

5/1

2nd

10

18th Feb 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

15:50 Haydock

If Not For Dylan

11st 1lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Andrew Hamilton

Returned to form back on better ground in first-time cheekpieces (retained) at Sedgefield (2m3f, good to soft) recently, winning by 2l; 5lb higher in this better race but could have more to offer in the headgear.

9/1

OUR TIP

7/1

  • Place: £3.10

Form: 4982P1

Last run: 22 days

W: 11st 5lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Back to his best when beating Gentleman De Mai in gritty style at Wetherby this month (3m); stays this trip and 5lb rise shouldn't prevent him from being very competitive if in the same mood.

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1st

4

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 12lb

J: Mr Edward Vaughan

T: Tim Vaughan

Thorough stayer who was creditable second in Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft; good ground also suits) a year ago; posted another good effort in the autumn but has lost his way a bit since.

4/1

4th

2

21st Mar 2024

Soft

3m 6f 130y

Class 4

15:15 Chepstow

Silver In Disguise

11st 9lb

J: Alan Johns

T: Tim Vaughan

3m winner last year and went close in the Highland National at Perth (3m6f, soft); only effort of note this winter was his fifth at Doncaster (3m, good) and he was entitled to run better back in the mud last time (3m5f); hard to be overly confident about him but he's better equipped than most to cope with a test of this nature.

8/1

8/1

  • Place: £2.20

Form: 236246

Last run: 20 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict

Application of cheekpieces definitely perked him up when second at Sandown (3m5f) last December and ran well again later that month; never able to land a blow at Haydock 20 days ago, on return from a break, but that may have put him right for this and trainer has good record here.

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2nd

7

7th May 2024

Good

3m 5f 24y

Class 3

16:20 Fakenham

Planned Paradise

10st 12lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: Christian Williams

took keen hold, midfield

7/2

5th

6

17th Feb 2024

Heavy

2m 3f 203y

Class 3

13:37 Haydock

Planned Paradise

10st 8lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Christian Williams

Well treated on last season's best form for Neil Mulholland; things are likely to click again at some point and he's one to watch in the betting, but he's yet to shine this term and a revival is very much needed.

14/1

Form: -34223 BF

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Twice ran well at Market Rasen (at 3m3f+ once) before not living up to expectations at Newcastle latest; just 2-25 as a chaser but Brian Hughes keeps the faith and perhaps the tongue-strap will give him a boost.

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2nd

7

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 3

15:50 Perth

Geryville

10st 13lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Hinted at a return to form at Wetherby and then made most of the running to win by 13l in a small field at Carlisle (2m4f, soft); that trip looked on the sharp side for this thorough stayer so all in all it was a highly positive performance; back up 7lb but has competitive form off this sort of mark.

9/2

1st

5

30th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 3f 210y

Class 3

15:40 Carlisle

Geryville

11st 2lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

made all, jumped well

6/1

3rd

5

29th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 85y

Class 3

16:00 Wetherby

Geryville

11st 3lb

J: Brian Hughes

T: Micky Hammond

Won over C&D in October 2021 on British debut and he's well handicapped on last season's form; encouraging fourth on his reappearance at Sedgefield (3m5f, soft) in October but he's struggled the last twice (3m3f/3m) and has something to prove now back down in trip.

10/1

Form: -53622 BF

Last run: 22 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 112

Form & Verdict

Just seven career starts and runner-up in both chases, most recently behind Silver In Disguise at Wetherby; first attempt beyond 3m and possibilities, especially if a visor provokes some improvement.

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2nd

4

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 6f 70y

Class 3

13:55 Kelso

Gentleman De Mai

11st 0lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

Came good over fences at fourth attempt, with hard-fought course win (2m7f, good to soft) on last month's seasonal debut; drew clear of the others with the runner-up that day and a 5lb rise ought to be manageable.

3/1

Form: 114423

Last run: 33 days

W: 10st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 105

Form & Verdict

Two wins last November and has run consistently since, without threatening another success; needs step up in trip to unlock some improvement.

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6th

9

26th Apr 2024

Soft

3m 6f 121y

Class 3

14:05 Perth

Return Fire

10st 9lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Relinquished his unbeaten record at Hexham a month ago when unseating and wasn't going well at the time; has yet to convince beyond 3m and others appeal more.

25/1

2

22nd Mar 2024

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

16:30 Hexham

Return Fire

11st 13lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

in touch with leaders, dropped to rear 3rd, not fluent 8th, mistake and unseated 3 out

3/1

Form: P50112 BF

Last run: 36 days

W: 11st 3lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Dominant displays in first two chases and, despite suffering a first defeat over fences at Ludlow latest, again ran well; quite a test for a 6yo tackling beyond 3m for the first time but major claims if he stays.

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5th

3

24th Apr 2024

Good

2m 7f 171y

Class 4

15:05 Ludlow

Concetto

11st 13lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Made all in first-time blinkers at Huntingdon (2m7f, good) at start of this month and is now 4-11 over fences; competes off career-high mark but further progress is possible.

3/1

1st

6

1st Apr 2024

Good To Soft

2m 7f 129y

Class 4

14:45 Huntingdon

Concetto

11st 7lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

made all

9/1

5th

1

7th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 0f 110y

Class 4

16:55 Carlisle

Concetto

12st 0lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero

Ridden more prominently than previously this season when back to winning ways in 3m Market Rasen handicap last month; up 5lb but runner-up has gone in since so he's not taken lightly.

9/4

Form: -85153

Last run: 37 days

W: 11st 3lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 116

Form & Verdict

Two respectable efforts since a narrow Kelso win (off just 2lb lower) last December; stays well but was pulled up in this a year ago and may need mud to show his best.

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11

24th Feb 2024

Heavy

4m 1f 56y

Class 2

14:08 Newcastle

Rath An Iuir

10st 3lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Rose Dobbin

The new visor (kept since, replacing cheekpieces) worked a treat when he won at Kelso (3m2f, heavy) over Christmas for the second year running; he hasn't sparked that often in the last two years, though, showing little on latest outing; beaten just over 20l when sixth and fifth in the last two Eiders, so others look more solid.

14/1

5th

4

24th Jan 2024

Soft

3m 1f 54y

Class 4

12:50 Catterick

Rath An Iuir

11st 10lb

J: Ciaran O’Shea

T: Rose Dobbin

The new visor worked a treat when winning a 3m2f handicap at Kelso (heavy) over Christmas for the second year running; 4lb rise won't prevent another bold show if he's as good again (not guaranteed).

11/4

1st

2

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Rath An Iuir

11st 8lb

J: Mr Nick Orpwood

T: Rose Dobbin

Behind Camp Belan and soundly beaten on last month's seasonal debut but now 2lb lower than when winning this race a year ago (heavy) and has obvious claims if back on song; swaps cheekpieces for first-time visor.

11/2

Form: 11-P1P C

Last run: 84 days

W: 11st 6lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 119

Form & Verdict

Six chase starts have produced four wins at Ffos Las (fortunate in the latest) but two pulled-ups elsewhere; disappointing latest but can bounce back and has won over hurdles here; no surprise to see him involved.

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0

3

10th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 210y

Class 4

15:03 Fontwell

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 2lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) two weeks ago; would appeal more on slower ground but remains well handicapped on older form; pulled up in early stages at Southwell on Thursday after saddle slipped.

9/4

0

2

7th Sep 2023

Good

3m 1f 185y

Class 4

14:18 Southwell

Fairlawn Flyer

12st 0lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

Not firing on all cylinders this season but rewarded persistent Sean Bowen ride when staying on well to exploit much reduced mark at Cartmel (3m1f, soft) 12 days ago; still very well handicapped on some of last year's form but would appeal more on slower ground.

11/4

1st

2

26th Aug 2023

Soft

3m 1f 107y

Class 4

15:25 Cartmel

Fairlawn Flyer

11st 11lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Peter Bowen

in touch with leaders

3/1

Form: 7P1235

Last run: 9 days

W: 11st 10lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Beat three rivals at Hereford in February and put up a good effort when fifth in a big field at Cheltenham last week; no secrets at this stage of his career but stays well and could be a factor.

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3

26th Apr 2024

Good

3m 2f 54y

Class 4

17:10 Chepstow

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Harry Cobden

T: David Dennis

Good stalwart over the years, with nine wins on his CV; inconsistent nowadays and no longer the force of old but will be suited by today's trip/ground; no surprise if he goes well for Harry Cobden.

10/1

4th

3

14th Apr 2024

Good

3m 1f 152y

Class 4

15:50 Plumpton

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Theo Gillard

T: David Dennis

Did win earlier this season but this 12yo is not as good as he was and has become hard to predict; ran poorly last time.

25/1

2

10th Mar 2024

Soft

3m 5f 54y

Class 3

16:10 Warwick

Innisfree Lad

12st 0lb

J: Tom Bellamy

T: David Dennis

held up in rear, raced wide and in touch with leaders after 5th, dropped to last 7th, detached and reminder after 10th, pulled up before 16th

9/1

Form: 114/P9

Last run: 85 days

W: 11st 9lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Three wins in 2020 but absent for two years before two outings this season; hasn't done enough in either to convince and others more obvious; often makes the running.

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0

5

12th Dec 2023

Soft

3m 1f 30y

Class 4

14:15 Wincanton

Nearly Perfect

11st 10lb

J: Jack Quinlan

T: Neil King

Completed a double over C&D (soft) in December 2020 and has run just five times since; has tumbled down the weights but for good reason and he needs to turn things around.

20/1

Form: 221416

Last run: 41 days

W: 11st 5lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 118

Form & Verdict

Rare duff effort at Kempton latest (race reportedly came too soon after a win seven days earlier); model of consistency apart and, while he didn't appear to get home over 3m7f+ three starts ago, has each-way claims.

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4th

4

22nd Jan 2024

Frozen

3m 0f 0y

Class 6

16:15 Warwick

Just Dont Know

12st 6lb

J: Mr Paddy Barlow

T: Paul Robson

Should be vulnerable at these weights but at least he comes here on the back of a solid effort in defeat in a 3m2f heavy-ground handicap at Kelso; mostly consistent last season as well.

10/1

2nd

1

29th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

3m 2f 39y

Class 4

15:32 Kelso

Just Dont Know

12st 0lb

J: Mr Callum Pritchard

T: Paul Robson

Scored over 2m7f on heavy ground here in January and was close/clear second on good ground over that trip here in May; made low-key reappearance here (2m5f) last month but might have needed that outing and will be better suited by today's longer trip; shortlisted.

9/2

Form: -21322

Last run: 47 days

W: 11st 2lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 115

Form & Verdict

Consistent and very solid seconds in cheekpieces the last twice, including over 3m5f at Warwick last month; every reason to expect another bold effort and leading contender.

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2nd

1

25th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 4

15:00 Perth

Destiny Is All

12st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Kelso winner off a 2lb lower mark in October (3m2f, good to soft); some fair efforts since, including over 4m last time at Hexham (heavy); worth considering.

3/1

4th

1

14th Mar 2024

Heavy

3m 7f 199y

Class 4

14:30 Hexham

Destiny Is All

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

On the podium for 13 of 17 chase starts, winning four, is effective on slow ground and is back below a winning mark; yard has won three of the last seven renewals, including last year's Patrick Wadge-ridden victor; player, so long as the recent tendency to jump right doesn't resurface.

100/30

6th

6

14th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 7f 96y

Class 3

15:20 Kelso

Destiny Is All

10st 2lb

J: Patrick Wadge

T: Lucinda Russell

Won on reappearance here (3m2f, good to soft) in October and bounced back from below-par run at Cheltenham when fair third at Ayr (3m, soft) last month; he's 2-2 over fences at Kelso and could play a leading role now back here in a first-time visor (replacing cheekpieces).

6/1

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Payout
Exacta £2647.00
Straight Forecast £2286.20
Tricast £13992.60
Trifecta £17365.00

Selections

POSTDATA:

Concetto

SPOTLIGHT:

Destiny Is All

RP Ratings:

Planned Paradise

The Guardian:

Gentleman De Mai

The Times:

Fairlawn Flyer

Daily Mail:

Silver In Disguise

Daily Mirror:

Innisfree Lad

Telegraph:

Concetto

Daily Record:

Concetto

TOPSPEED:

Planned Paradise

D Express:

Gentleman De Mai

The Sun:

Destiny Is All

The Star:

Destiny Is All