Mister Wall Street raced at the Cheltenham Festival earlier in his career and Ferdy Murphy's charge has to be treated with plenty of respect despite an absence of over a year. C&D form can count for plenty around Sedgefield, and, on that basis, it's hard to overlook TAHITI PEARL. The handicapper has predictably put him up plenty for his two victories this season but, having narrowly missed the target at Doncaster, he should be capable of going in again. Indian Groom had form on soft going during his days with Howard Johnson. He did disgrace himself with two mulish displays last season but if John Wade has managed to sweeten him up in the interim, the handicapper has given him a chance while Wilde Pastures will improve for his reappearance three weeks ago.
Indian Groom (IRE) 12-1 (11-7) In rear, jumped right 3rd, weakened from 9th, last of 7, 47l behind Mr Syntax (11-6) at Kelso 2m 1f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gd in Mar.
Tahiti Pearl (IRE) 3-1 (10-8) Led, ridden and headed when blundered 2 out, kept on from last, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Kings Grey (11-12) at Doncaster 2m 3f hcp chs 0-130 (3) sft in Nov.
Mister Wall Street (FR) 11-4 (11-8) With leader, ridden before 4 out, weakened from 2 out, 4th of 7, 36l behind Kings Grey (11-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Nov '11.
Zazamix (FR) 11-2 (11-11) Held up well in rear, slow 4th, slow again and reminders after 6th, went modest 4th after 4 out, plugged on to 3rd 2 out, 3rd of 5, 26l behind North Stack (11-6) at Market Rasen 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Wilde Pastures (IRE) 7-2 (11-0) Chased leaders, joined leader 9th, led 11th, headed 3 out, soon hard ridden, faded closing stages, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Classical Mist (10-7) at Catterick 2m 3f beg chs (4) gs.
Sergeant Pink (IRE) 66-1 (11-8) Always towards rear, 7th of 10, 50l behind Tutchec (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 4f nov hcp chs 0-100 (5) sft.