Two wins in 27 starts doesn't bode well for Jamaica Grande, a winner over 1m2f here back in September. But that's still two more than Princess Willow has managed as she remains winless in 22 outings. EL LIBERTADOR hasn't won this year but is back on a winning mark and it could be his turn again having gone close under today's apprentice at Lingfield on his penultimate start. He gets the token vote with Jackaddock and Koos perhaps turning out best of the remainder.
Jamaica Grande 9-2 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 8l behind Golden Jubilee (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Princess Willow 15-2 (9-2) Took keen hold, led, headed 6f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 14, 7l behind Asia Minor (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
El Libertador (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Led, pressed over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 13l behind Lacey (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Geeaitch 20-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 13, 5l behind Dubai Celebration (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Trulee Scrumptious 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Pretty Bubbles (9-2) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Jackaddock 12-1 (9-1) Keen always in rear, 8th of 10, 7l behind Echua (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ice Tres 11-1 (8-5) In touch, headway to press leaders over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 7, 12l behind Breakheart (8-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
The Yank 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 14l behind Compton Bird (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Greyemkay 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven and headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Shirazz (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Koos (GER) 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 3rd over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Minstrel Lad (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Nov.
Merrjanah 33-1 (9-7) Held up, hampered 8f out, never a factor, 8th of 16, 3 1/2l behind Linkable (10-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f amat hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Granule 16-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, never involved, 8th of 9, 19l behind Mahdiyah (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Azabitmour (FR) 16-1 (8-11) Dwelt, always in rear, 5th of 12, 19l behind Tracks Of My Tears (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Instinctual 5-1 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd 8f out, led 4f out, ridden clear 3f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Jacobella (9-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.