THE WEALERDEALER found only one too good at Market Rasen last time and looks set to open his account over hurdles despite a 3lb rise. Hot Whiskey was still beaten out of sight when runner-up at Plumpton and Miner Distraction never threatened the winner when placed on her last couple of starts. The latter is dropped in class for this and may still figure while Pertinent can also be given a chance as he had gone close at this venue before scoring at Exeter last month. Tiller Belle has shown little so far but better is expected on her handicap debut.
Pertinent (FR) 22-1 (11-3) Made all, ridden and edged left towards finish, stayed on well, won at Exeter 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar beating Night Of Passion (11-12) by 2l, 12 ran.
Cape Breton 20-1 (10-11) Held up in rear, headway after 3 out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 20l behind Hint Of Mint (11-6) at Taunton 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Mar.
Jimmy The Jetplane (IRE) 33-1 (11-1) Led until after 3rd, stayed prominent until weakened approaching 2 out, 6th of 11, 39l behind My Wigwam Or Yours (11-1) at Newbury 2m 5f mdn hdl (3) gd in Mar.
Miner Distraction 11-1 (10-8) Chased leading trio, mistake 3 out, went poor 3rd and blundered 2 out, mistake last, 3rd of 7, 13l behind Midnight Belle (11-6) at Exeter 2m 3f (3) sft in Feb.
Friendly Society (IRE) 13-2 (11-5) Never going well in last and made mistakes, lost touch before 9th, pulled up before 4 out, in a race won by Royal Chatelier (11-4) at Taunton 2m 7f hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Jan, 6 ran.
Curtain Razer (IRE) 33-1 (11-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along before 9th, soon struggling, pulled up after 12th, in a race won by Water Wagtail (10-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs, 8 ran.
The Wealerdealer (IRE) 4-1 (11-10) In rear, outpaced from 5 out, headway before 2 out, kept on to take 2nd run-in, nearest at finish, 2nd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Crookstown (11-11) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Mar.
Prince Pippin (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Prominent, led 5th, soon headed, one pace last, 4th of 11, 10l behind Scales (11-0) at Ffos Las 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Caminero (IRE) 25-1 (12-0) (tt) a bhnd; to 15, 7th of 15, 41l behind Norwich Well (12-0) at Old Berkshire 3m ptp gs in Apr '13.
Hot Whiskey (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Held up in last pair, steady headway to chase leaders 8th, pushed along before 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, never any chance with easy winner, 2nd of 9, 20l behind Taradrewe (11-7) at Plumpton 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Mar.
Tiller Belle 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, effort before 2 out, ridden after last, never dangerous, 4th of 12, 20l behind Norfolk Sky (11-0) at Fontwell 2m 2f mdn hdl (4) gs in Mar.
The Kings Assassin (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden and struggling before 6th, never a factor, 6th of 13, 26l behind Golanova (10-12) at Plumpton 2m 2f nh nov hdl (4) gf in Sep.
Admiral Boom (IRE) 14-1 (11-1) Always behind, 11th of 13, 27l behind Mini Muck (11-11) at Warwick 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gs in Dec.