THECORNISHCOCKNEY recorded a double at Wolverhampton when stepped up to today's trip. A cosy winner, he's open to further improvement over the distance and can shrug off a penalty. Tartan Jura will do well to reverse last week's running with the selection while Spensley looks high enough in the weights and tries 2m for the first time. Gabrial's King beat Honourable Knight and reversed earlier running with Somemothersdohavem over C&D last time and Fourth Generation finished a long way ahead of Icebuster when fourth over 1m4f here on his latest start.
Spensley (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven 3f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Into Wain (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Woolfall Treasure 14-1 (9-13) Close up, struck into from behind and lost action over 10f out, soon pulled up, in a race won by The Betchworth Kid (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (3) hvy in Oct, 12 ran.
Tuscan Gold 12-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 8, 19l behind Enery (8-13) at Folkestone 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Icebuster 4-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 5l behind Miss Aix (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Fourth Generation (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not much room over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Miss Aix (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Thecornishcockney 7-2 (9-11) Steadied start keen held in touch, headway on outer 2f out, soon led and hung badly left, clear 1f out, eased near finish, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Tartan Jura (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Praxiteles (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, lost place after 4f, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind L Frank Baum (9-4) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Tartan Jura 11-4 (9-12) Tracked leader until over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden and slightly outpaced over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Thecornishcockney (9-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Behind, headway over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Gabrial's King (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Somemothersdohavem 3-1 (9-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 12, 2l behind Gabrial's King (9-0) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Reillys Daughter 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 9l behind Waterford Star (8-11) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Big Time Billy (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 3rd inside final 4f, went 2nd inside final 3f until ridden over 1f out, chased leading pair until weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Sunny Future (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Took keen hold tracking leaders, every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Honourable Knight (9-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.