Unable to claim his usual role at the head of affairs, JOHNNY HANCOCKS put in a rare below par effort over C&D last time. He had shown his true colours when going close in similar company at Wolverhampton before that and is taken to hang on for victory here. Only a head separated him from Golden Shine at Wolverhampton however and, although she too has ran poorly since, the filly also looks to have every chance if back to her best. Instructress was not far behind in the same race and should also figure, but Miss Toldyaso has a bit to find at the weights.
Johnny Hancocks (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Raced wide chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Insolenceofoffice (9-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Walshestown Lad (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Keen early, chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon weakened, last of 9, 20l behind Liberty Green (8-12) at Lingfield 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Majestic Ridge (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Keen led, headed halfway, chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Miss Toldyaso (8-4) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Golden Shine 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind My Lord (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Fairy Tales 50-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and outpaced by leaders over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Swift Breeze (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Instructress 20-1 (8-10) Dwelt, tracked winner, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 16l behind Flash City (9-3) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Miss Toldyaso (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) Led, 2 lengths clear 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no chance when weakened to 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Dunmore Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Mini Bon Bon 50-1 (7-11) Raced wide, mid-division, lost place over 2f out, no danger after, last of 10, 18l behind Pitkin (8-4) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Shutupandrive 16-1 (8-6) Raced wide, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened halfway, last of 9, 13l behind Dunmore Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.