SIX WIVES went close when runner-up at Wolverhampton last week and can go one better. Scott Dixon's mare had Alaskan Bullet in close attendance with Moorhouse Lad further behind but is taken to confirm running despite a 2lb rise in the weights. My Son Max won over 6f at the same track in October but hasn't raced over the minimum trip since a winning debut back in 2010 while though Titus Gent has the 5f form to figure he's returning from nearly six months off the track. The progressive Havin' A Good Time found a harsh-looking 12lb rise beyond him last time and recent winner Mother Jones steps up a grade for this.
Moorhouse Lad 14-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2l behind York Glory (9-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
My Son Max 9-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Partner (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Titus Gent 9-1 (9-5) Last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, never reached leaders and no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 6l behind Naabegha (10-2) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Six Wives 20-1 (8-9) Pressed leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind York Glory (9-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Alaskan Bullet (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind York Glory (9-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Nov.
Havin' A Good Time (IRE) 11-8fav (9-1) Raced on outer in centre of course, close up, headway to lead and edged right over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened near finish, 5th of 10, 4l behind Dorback (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Bubbly Ballerina 5-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, short of room and stumbled over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Sonko (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Mother Jones 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, squeezed through two rivals to lead inside final furlong, soon in command, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov beating Red Cape (9-7) by 2l, 12 ran.
Dancing Freddy (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind The Strig (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Taurus Twins 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 8l behind Another Citizen (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.