Tot O'Whiskey is well handicapped if connections can get his career back on track but he's too risky a proposition until showing a little more and ready preference is for ROSENEATH. Alex Hales' charge has to contend with a 13lb rise following his win at Huntingdon but he was impressive and looks capable of coping with the extra weight on his return. That does mean that he has his work cut out to confirm January's form with Thai Vango on these terms but he is progressive. Whaboutya has yet to win since joining this yard from Ireland but can't be ignored whilst Rebel Melody has come a fair down the weights and may benefit from a new combination of aids but they both have plenty to prove.
Tot O'Whiskey 28-1 (10-1) Held up always towards rear, 14th of 15, 45l behind Mith Hill (10-5) at Bangor 3m hcp hdl 0-140 (2) gs in Mar.
Lorum Leader (IRE) 16-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, jumped right and mistake 3rd, hampered 9th, soon lost place, weakening when mistake 12th and next, tailed off, 5th of 9, well behind Just Smudge (11-4) at Aintree 2m 4f hcp chs 0-135 (3) gs in Oct.
Whataboutya (IRE) 8-1 (11-9) Held up in rear, fell 13th (water), in a race won by Runshan (10-8) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gs in Oct, 8 ran.
Thai Vango (IRE) 10-3fav (11-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and held when hampered and left 4th 2 out, 4th of 9, 16l behind Go Amwell (11-9) at Huntingdon 3m 2f hcp hdl 0-110 (4) gd in Oct.
Roseneath (IRE) 9-2 (11-1) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 4 out, went 2nd approaching 2 out, led approaching last, kept on well, won at Huntingdon 3m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in May beating Darn Hot (11-9) by 15l, 9 ran.
Rebel Melody (IRE) 13-2 (11-10) Tracked leader, driven to challenge 4out, weakened after next, 5th of 8, 49l behind Whitewater Dash (11-9) at Wincanton 3m 1f hcp chs 0-115 (4) gs in Mar.
Wenger (FR) 12-1 (11-2) Held up, pushed along 15th, ridden 4 out, not fluent 3 out, weakened 2 out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Skipper's Lad (10-10) at Stratford 3m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (3) gd in Oct '09.