Rollin 'n Tumblin's first win since 2008 didn't come as a surprise to some as he was well backed when scoring over 2m at Lingfield. He remains well handicapped on his best form but so is FIRE IN BABYLON. The latter has slipped back to a winning mark and it showed over track and trip last month when he posted a much better effort to take third place. He gets the nod though Gower Rules is another course winner on the slide and finished a bit closer here last time while Brandy Snapping and Petersboden can both be given a chance at this lowly level.
Rollin 'n Tumblin 9-2 (8-10) Held up rear of mid-division, headway over 4f out, went 2nd travelling well over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, always holding on, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Broughtons Bandit (9-5) by nk, 10 ran.
Joyously 50-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 10, 50l behind Illustrious Forest (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb '12.
Fire In Babylon (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride and switched right after start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nolecce (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Neighbourhood (USA) 16-1 (8-11) In touch, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 15l behind Jacobs Son (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Love Pegasus (USA) 33-1 (10-4) Always towards rear, 7th of 12, 8l behind Turjuman (10-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Gower Rules (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Guards Chapel (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Herschel (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) In touch on outside, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 23l behind Sweet Liberta (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
High Five Prince (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 13, 21l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Seaquel 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Guards Chapel (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Dubai Emerald (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 20l behind Speed Steed (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Brandy Snapping 10-1 (10-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd entering final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Tidy Affair (10-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Petersboden 5-1 (8-4) In rear, ridden and headway entering final 2f, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Maison Brillet (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Midnight Sequel 14-1 (8-6) Mid-division on inside, driven to chase leaders inside final 2f, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 13, 10l behind Broxbourne (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
There's No Rules 16-1 (8-9) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in rear, headway over 1f out, plugged on final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Smart Affair (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Oct.