Market support for Little Jimmy on his return would be significant as he won twice over course and distance last winter on heavy ground. Amaury De Lusignan ran his best race for some time at Ffos Las earlier this month while Morestead was runner-up to the in-form Waltzing Tornado at Fontwell nine days ago over a longer trip. LOUGH COI has his sights lowered and is back on a winning mark. Successful over track and trip in January, Anthony Middleton's seven-year-old can defy top weight in this.
Lough Coi (IRE) 8-1 (10-1) Held up, headway 3rd, lost place after 12th, not fluent 15th, went 4th before 2 out, no impression, weakened flat, 6th of 7, 15l behind Fine Parchment (11-5) at Sandown 3m hcp chs 0-125 (3) sft.
Zhukov (IRE) 3-1 (11-5) Tracked winner until 4th, prominent after, ridden 11th, outpaced 3 out, last of 4, 13l behind Colditz (10-9) at Bangor 2m 4f hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs in Aug '12.
Amaury De Lusignan (IRE) 5-1 (11-5) Tracked leader until 8th, ridden and went 2nd again after next, every chance 3 out, ridden and beaten from next, 2nd of 4, 10l behind Take Of Shoc's (11-12) at Ffos Las 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) hvy.
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.
Autumn Day (IRE) 11-2 (11-3) Waited with towards rear, hampered 7th, no impression from 4 out, moderate 8th and kept on same pace approaching straight, 6th of 14, well behind Black Mac (11-6) at Killarney 2m 4f hcp chs 0-102 gd in Jul '12.
Morestead (IRE) 18-1 (10-13) Led, headed after 3rd, tracke dleader, led 4th, headed before 10th, left 2nd 3 out, ridden and joined winner run-in, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Waltzing Tornado (11-5) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.
Zen Factor 9-1 (10-5) Tracked leader, led approaching 2nd, jumped left throughout, headed 4th, weakened 8th, behind when pulled up before last, in a race won by Gandalfe (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m hcp chs 0-105 (4) gs, 10 ran.
Rosoff (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up in rear of mid-division, headway to chase leaders 4th, lost place after 7th, plugged on flat, 6th of 12, 33l behind The Game Is A Foot (11-4) at Plumpton 2m 2f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs.
Sablazo (FR) 50-1 (10-0) In touch, outpaced after 4 out, soon weakened, behind when pulled up before 2 out, in a race won by Long Wave (11-12) at Uttoxeter 3m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gd in Jul, 15 ran.
Tchang Goon (FR) 6-1 (9-10) Mid-division, mistakes 3rd and 5th, headway when not fluent 6th, outpaced and no impression from 9th, 5th of 8, 25l behind Seventh Hussar (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 4f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy.