MOLLY JONES has been back on a winning mark for some time and finally showed some improvement when beaten only a head by Pharoh Jake over C&D last time. The latter has since boosted the form with another win and Derek Haydn Jones' three-year-old is fancied to confirm running with Chjimes, Imaginary Diva and Miss Polly Plum. It's hard to make a case for any of the remainder given their current poor form though Volcanic Dust will be taking advantage of her slide down the weights before long.
Colourbearer (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Dwelt towards rear, riddeen halfway, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 11, 6l behind Passionada (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Thorpe Bay 66-1 (8-2) Disputed lead until ridden over 2f out, weakened and hung right approaching final furlong, last of 10, 21l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Volcanic Dust (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Went left start slow into stride towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Chjimes (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Held up headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Pharoh Jake (9-0) at Lingfield 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Imaginary Diva 10-1 (9-2) Held up, headway on inside over 1f out, squeezed through to take 3rd near finaish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Pharoh Jake (9-0) at Lingfield 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Miss Polly Plum 10-1 (9-3) Prominent on outside, pushed along halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Pharoh Jake (9-0) at Lingfield 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 50-1 (8-2) Slowly away, always behind, 8th of 9, 9l behind Last Sovereign (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Liberal Lady 6-1 (9-1) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Molly Jones 5-2fav (9-0) Led 1f, with leader, driven to lead again narrowly over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 8, hd behind Pharoh Jake (8-9) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol.
Exkaliber 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 17, 45l behind Seventeen Seventy (9-7) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Jun.