Think Its All Over only found one too good at Ludlow and Sedgefield last month. Take Of Shoc'S' returned to form at Chepstow, which wasn't unexpected and he's still on a fair mark while Walcot Lathyrus won under Rules for the first time at Worcester and might be open to further improvement. LITTLE JIMMY won three times last season, twice on heavy going. Conditions are in his favour on his return to action and, still only six, he can score again as Brousse En Feux is unreliable and generally better over further.
Walcot Lathyrus 7-2 (11-7) Tracked leaders, went close 2nd before 4 out, led next, driven and edged right flat, stayed on, won at Worcester 2m hcp 0-100 (5) gd in Oct beating Shalamiyr (11-9) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Take Of Shoc's (IRE) 4-1 (11-6) Made all, soon well clear, 5 lengths ahead 3 out, driven flat, edged right towards finish, held on, won at Chepstow 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gd in Oct beating Chestnut Ben (11-12) by nk, 7 ran.
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) With leader, pushed along and lost place from 4 out, 7th of 8, 45l behind Dorset Naga (11-12) at Fontwell 2m 4f hcp chs 0-120 (4) gd in Oct.
Think Its All Over (USA) 5-2fav (10-6) Mid-division, headway before 4 out, every chance before last, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Cavite Eta (11-4) at Sedgefield 2m nov hcp chs 0-110 (4) gs in Oct.
Brousse En Feux (FR) 12-1 (11-8) Tracked winner until before 3 out, weakened after last, 4th of 8, 12l behind Bennys Well (9-9) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp 0-100 (5) sft in Oct.
Little Jimmy 11-8fav (10-8) Raced keenly, tracked leading pair, ridden before 3 out, held when left 2nd next, one pace and no impression before last, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Miss Tenacious (11-10) at Wincanton 2m nov hcp chs 0-115 (4) hvy in Mar.