Petit Ecuyer has been running reasonably well over hurdles including at Sandown on Friday. He won a little race here last April and must be a threat to all in this lowly handicap. ROSOFF last won a race at Lingfield over a year ago and struggled at the weights after a rise in the ratings. He's gradually been dropping and can now race from the same mark as when successful so is handed the vote. Persian Herald has never won over jumps and, though dropping in class here, offered little encouragement at Leicester last time. Mr Muddle has only run twice over fences and shown nothing while Tchang Goon, though consistent enough, is very moderate and a long way out of the handicap.
Mr Muddle 50-1 (11-9) Prominen, ridden when not fluent 3 out, no extra next, 6th of 12, 24l behind Denali Highway (11-12) at Huntingdon 2m 4f hcp chs 0-115 (4) sft in Feb.
Petit Ecuyer (FR) 10-1 (11-2) Held up in 5th, good headway on inside after 3 out, went 2nd before mistake 2 out, dropped to 3rd between last two, weakened last, 4th of 9, 13l behind Walden Prince (10-8) at Sandown 2m Am hcp hdl 0-115 (4) sft.
Persian Herald 16-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway 8th, challenging when mistake 4 out, no extra before last, 6th of 8, 25l behind Milgen Bay (11-12) at Leicester 2m hcp ch 0-110 (4) gs in Feb.
Rosoff (IRE) 8-1 (11-2) In touch in 5th, effort 5th, weakened 8th, soon behind, plugged on again to modest 5th flat, 5th of 7, 14l behind Little Jimmy (10-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.
Tchang Goon (FR) 8-1 (9-9) Chase dleader, led before 4th, went left 7th, headed approaching 3 out where went left, under pressure and well held when went left again last, no extra in 3rd flat, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Little Jimmy (10-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp chs 0-95 (5) hvy in Feb.