Perth maiden hurdle winner TANTAMOUNT went close in a handicap at the same track last time. He's up 2lb but this looks no tougher so Lucinda Russell's charge gets the vote. The Weatherman finally showed some improvement at Bangor for his slide down the weights and can also figure. Pete ran well over track and trip recently when Markem was pulled up but it was 2011 when Souter Point last scored over hurdles. Funky Munky arrives fresh from a win on the Flat and scored over hurdles at Catterick off today's mark early in the year so can't be ignored.
Beauboreen (IRE) 15-2 (11-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, no extra from 3 out, 6th of 13, 20l behind Market Option (10-13) at Ludlow 2m 5f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Tantamount 11-2 (10-12) Held up towards rear, headway to track leaders before 3 out, every chance 2 out, kept on and heald towards finish, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Frontier Vic (10-0) at Perth 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Sep.
The Weatherman (IRE) 5-1 (10-12) Led, mistake 2nd, headed approaching when hit 2 out, weakened last, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Tidal Way (11-9) at Bangor 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Oct.
Total Assets 50-1 (11-1) In touch, fell 1st, in a race won by Weybridge Light (11-2) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct, 6 ran.
Markem (IRE) 6-1 (11-5) Mid-division, weakened before 5 out, soon eased, tailed off when pulled up before 5 out, in a race won by Moufatango (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct, 10 ran.
Pete 16-1 (10-8) Behind, mistake 5th, headway before 3 out, soon challenged on bit, ridden and not quicken run-in, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Moufatango (11-8) at Carlisle 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Another Dimension (IRE) 33-1 (11-9) Tracked leaders until 9th, pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Total Submission (11-12) at Wetherby 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Feb '12, 19 ran.
Souter Point (USA) 20-1 (11-7) Chased leaders, driven to challenge 3 out, soon every chance, weakened before last, 5th of 9, 13l behind Tweedo Paradiso (10-3) at Carlisle 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-105 (4) gd in Oct.
Mister D (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Led to 8th, weakened before 2 out, 4th of 11, 33l behind Kilgefin Star (10-12) at Kelso 2m 6f nh nov hdl (4) gs in Oct.
Nodda High Kid 7-1 (10-3) Always behind, last of 9, 47l behind Pudsey House (10-2) at Kelso 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gs in Apr.
Funky Munky 6-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along before 5th, reminders and soon lost place after, 7th of 9, well behind Endeavor (10-7) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) gs in Apr.
Willie Hall 11-1 (10-5) Always towards rear, struggling from 10th, tailed off, 5th of 7, 49l behind Rudigreen (10-0) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in May.
Maggie Blue (IRE) 22-1 (10-13) Held up mid-division, headway before 4 out, ridden and weakened before 2 out, 8th of 10, 25l behind Honourable Gent (10-6) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd in Oct.