A winner without a penalty at Lingfield on Monday, The Blue Dog made the most of the opportunity and followed-up. She's got 6lb extra to carry today, however, and MY LORD is just preferred. He's also penalised for winning over track and trip on the same day this week but has scored off higher marks in the past and can go in again. Jamaica Grande ran no sort of race at Southwell last time but won at Kempton before that and the Irish raider Seismic makes more appeal than both Jullundar and Blazing Desert after a better effort at Dundalk recently.
My Lord 16-1 (9-2) Last to break, held up in last, closed 3f out, led over 1f out, edged left towards finish, held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Gioia Di Vita (8-13) by shd, 5 ran.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 7-4 (8-6) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, soon clear, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Summerfree (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 6 ran.
Jullundar (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, soon outpaced, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Silly Billy (8-11) at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs.
Blazing Desert 20-1 (8-11) Soon led, headed and bumped just inside 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Royal Alcor (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Jamaica Grande 7-2 (9-4) In touch in rear, ridden when weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 19l behind Staff Sergeant (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Dec.
Penny Stock 16-1 (9-0) Close up, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 7th of 10, 40l behind Vanity Rules (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 8l behind Mosman (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Seismic (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden 5f out, progress in 9th 2f out, stayed on into 5th 1f out, no impression leaders and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Armed Guard (8-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.