It was his second race back after finishing last and lame behind Lil Risky at Henlow in October having been a very creditable second to Drumcove Lad on his comeback five months later at Perry Barr last week.
He put more than three lengths of daylight between himself and runner-up Zenas Jack on Thursday and declined the car park route at the second bend which has been a trait in recent races away from Hove.
“He’s been swinging off elsewhere but knows Hove so well and more or less drives a straight line out of the second turn there,” said Cahill, who is away in Ireland for his daughter’s wedding and likely to stay there a while as the hooley continues!
The encouraging news is that the Lollie came off as sound as a pound the but the trainer has no designs on any big race entries for him. “No plans at all in that direction,” Cahill continued, “he will stick to one-off events on Sky nights and the occasional sprints elsewhere.
Jimmy Lollie has now won an astonishing 72 races, the majority of those in the cut and thrust business of two-bend sprinting - a legend in his own lifetime if ever there was.