The Blue Dog continued his resurgence with a victory over track and trip last time to land a hat trick. Upped 5lb for this, he may find PERSIAN PATRIOT too good. The latter beat little in a maiden race at Southwell recently but had earlier gone close over today's trip in a handicap at Kempton and Willie Jarvis' filly has scope for further progress. Remix remains 9lb higher than when landing a double over 1m2f in August and Doldrums was well beaten over course and distance earlier this month.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 6-4 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Jamaica Grande (9-4) by shd, 7 ran.
Painted Tail (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Spavento (9-1) at Ayr 1m 1f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Doldrums (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, effort over 3f out, no impression, well held over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Modernism (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Remix (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Gaelic Silver (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Persian Patriot 2-5fav (9-0) Raced keenly, made all, clear 3f out, eased towards finish, unchallenged, won at Southwell 1m 3f mdn auc stks (4-6yo) (5) fbs beating Sheila's Heart (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 4 ran.
Hold The Star 50-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 12l behind Benandonner (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Witch Way Went 25-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon driven along and always behind, 10th of 12, 22l behind Chrissycross (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.