Paul seems ot have half an eye on the Highland National at Perth in April. That’s one of my favourite races so would love to see him aimed at that, and he did run creditably at Perth last summer. A few April showers would suit!
Outlaw Tom finished sixth, outpaced five out and keeping on down the straight without getting back to the leaders. I suspect he needs a stiffer test, either a longer distance or softer ground and I would presume the run will have done him no harm after an enforced break. Plus point was that he jumped well all the way round.
The plan is the three mile handicap at Hexham on March 25th next, with the main target the 3m 7f Highland National at Perth at the end of April.