Bookiesindexdotnet got off the mark over C&D last month and fifth-placed Mr Hendrix boosted the form when scoring over track and trip on his latest start with Finalist behind. The latter re-opposes on much better terms, but has a six length deficit to make up and that could prove beyond him. However, SHOUT FOR JOY is preferred to both as she ran her best race over today's trip on the turf at Lingfield during the summer and, fresh from a break, Richard Hannon's filly is fancied to score on her handicap debut.
Bookiesindexdotnet 7-1 (8-12) Made virtually all, hard pressed throughout, ridden over 1f out, bumped close home, just prevailed, won at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct beating Sunrise Dance (8-9) by shd, 11 ran.
Shout For Joy (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Went left start, chased leaders on inside, switched right halfway, ridden to narrow lead over 1f out, hung right entering final furlong, headed final 120 yards, weakened towards finish, 4th of 13, 2l behind Royal Reyah (8-9) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Princess Alessia 33-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 8th of 10, 13l behind Ballesteros (9-7) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Chicarito 20-1 (9-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 18, 2l behind Emily Hall (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Mr Hendrix 11-2 (9-1) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Welease Bwian (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
I See You 4-1 (8-12) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Code Six (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Finalist 8-1 (9-7) Slowly away, well outpaced in rear, still last and plenty to do entering straight, switched right to inside and strong run inside final furlong, finished well, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Mr Hendrix (9-1) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Wrapped Up 16-1 (9-0) In touch, effort 2f, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 12l behind Regal Gold (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Copper Falls 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt badly, always well behind, last of 10, 36l behind Look Here's Lady (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Claretintheblood (IRE) 12-1 (8-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 12th of 17, 12l behind Royal Reyah (8-13) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Tangtastic (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden to join leaders over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Uncle Timmy (8-3) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.