THE BLUE DOG could only manage third behind Scottish Star at Lingfield last time but that effort looks better in hindsight after the latter went in again on Saturday. Phil McEntee's charge gets the nod to return to winning ways. Doldrums was tailed off behind the selection latest but had won over track and trip before that, while Reflect finally showed some improvement for his slide down the weights when a close-up fifth at Kempton last time. Golden Jubilee is a consistent sort but is 7lb higher than his win at Kempton in November and A Little Bit Dusty's latest victory came in a lowly seller.
Pertemps Networks 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded well inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 3l behind Like A Diamond (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Close up, headway to lead over 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Scottish Star (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Coin of The Realm (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Dwelt, in rear and pushed along, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 11l behind Like A Diamond (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Doldrums (USA) 3-1 (8-13) Led 1f, chased clear leader, closed on leader over 4f out, ridden when weakened 2f out, last of 6, 17l behind Scottish Star (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Wild Desert (FR) 66-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 13l behind Asia Minor (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
A Little Bit Dusty 20-1 (9-11) Took keen hold, tracked leader, challenged 3f out, led soon after, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened quickly over 1f out, 7th of 8, 17l behind King's Request (8-10) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Reflect (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Slowly into tride, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Artistical (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Golden Jubilee (USA) 9-4fav (9-1) Led 2f, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no chance with winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 11, 7l behind Honoured (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.