LITTLE JIMMY stayed on well to land a similar contest over track and trip earlier this month. A 5lb higher mark may not be enough to prevent a follow-up as he clearly handles the mud. Achieved and Tchang Goon both carry more than their allotted weight while Lady Willa has a bit to prove at present but Goring Two is another mud-lover who can't be ignored, though is probably high enough in the ratings at present. Rosoff and Sawago are similarly handicapped.
Rosoff (IRE) 20-1 (10-13) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened before 6th, tailed off, 8th of 15, well behind Farbreaga (11-7) at Lingfield 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Sawago (FR) 5-1 (11-9) Chased leading trio, challenging for close 2nd when carried left 3 out, driven before 2 out, rallied to 2nd last, kept on same pace flat, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Quapriland (10-11) at Folkestone 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) gd in Dec.
Goring Two (IRE) 15-8fav (11-11) Chased clear leader, closed 7th, led before 8th, ridden and blundered 2 out, headed last, one pace flat, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Upton Mead (9-7) at Plumpton 2m 1f hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Jan.
Lady Willa (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Pressed winner, mistake 2nd, hit next, lost place 4 out, soon weakened and behind, pulled up before next, in a race won by Topaze Collonges (11-12) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-100 (5) hvy in Nov, 6 ran.
Little Jimmy 7-4fav (10-2) Held up in 5th, headway 4th, blundered next, tracked leading pair 7th, led after next, narrowly headed 2 out (normal 3 out), led again before went left last, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy beating Richo (10-2) by 4l, 6 ran.
Achieved 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden in modest 4th before 2 out, weakened to 5th flat, tailed off, 5th of 8, well behind Killimore Cottage (11-2) at Lingfield 2m 7f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) hvy in Jan.
Tchang Goon (FR) 16-1 (9-9) Took keen holld, raced wide chasing leader, lost 2nd and not fluent 2 out (normal 3 out), rallied well flat, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Little Jimmy (10-2) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-100 (5) hvy.