Royal Alcor lines-up for his fifth start of the year having been well beaten here at the weekend. Stablemate Layline plus St Ignatius look high enough in the weights at present while The Blue Dog is upped in class. Echo Brava and Scottish Star finished almost upsides when placed over 1m4f here last time with Slip Of The Tongue well beaten in the same race behind Blue Wave. The latter is trained by Mark Johnston and he runs recent Wolverhampton winner DOLDRUMS, who is taken to defy a penalty and go in again.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Prominent, led over 6f out, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 8, 27l behind Grendisar (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
St Ignatius 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, stayed on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Lilac Tree (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Layline (IRE) 15-2 (9-8) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in rear, steady headway after halfway, went 2nd 3f out until ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace after, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Hunting Ground (9-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Scottish Star 6-1 (8-6) Tracked leader, led over 7f out, headed well over 1f out, soon rallied, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Blue Wave (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 2-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, going well in close 3rd when tried to go for brave run on inside over 2f out, badly hampered and not recover, 4th of 6, 10l behind Doldrums (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Echo Brava 9-4fav (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Blue Wave (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Slip of The Tongue 6-1 (8-12) Soon led, headed over 7f out, lost place 2f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind Blue Wave (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Doldrums (USA) 2-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and kept on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan beating Persian Patriot (8-12) by 3l, 6 ran.