While not as negative as East Anglian David Starie in that tedious encounter on the Mike Tyson undercard in Manchester, Jimenez contributed little more than gameness
to the affair.
With someone like Prince Naseem they need to be active all the time because they rely on their speed and elusiveness but Neil's strengths are his gameness
, his strength and his skill," he said.
However, this former Irish point-to-point winner displayed ability and gameness
way beyond his age when slamming Ino Iii by eight lengths at Uttoxeter a month ago.
Certainly in the early rounds Ingle's gameness
seemed destined to give him nothing more than a painful night.
King of Sparta is proving a superb money-spinner for his fans and, despite flashing his tail, showed total gameness
to deny Scotia Nostra in the novices' chase.
Earlier, Upgrade, stabled just a few miles from the course, produced a performance of the utmost gameness
to secure the day's opener, the Elite Racing Club Triumph Hurdle.
Champagne Fever (5-1) was gameness
personified in the Supreme, fighting off strongtravelling favourite My Tent Or Yours, who jumped in front at the final flight.
Firstly, Tyrur McGuigan pulled off a joyful one-two surprise for the Fahy family when heading hot favourite and litter-brother Tyrur Big Mike home in 2010; Razldazl George then somehow weaved through the field to nail Dream Walker on the line last year, with another thriller on Saturday as Frances O'Donnell's Skywalker Puma produced real gameness
to get up to catch Dolores Ruth's Cuil Cougar.
This might be a stiff task on paper with some handy competitors lining up against Dandy Nicholls' runner, but his consistency and obvious gameness
earns him the selection.
Cur out: To demonstrate a lack of gameness
, a quitter.