This looks quite competitive for a claimer with improving top weight MY LORD chasing a hat-trick after back-to-back victories over this trip at Wolverhampton - there's no reason why he shouldn't take to this sharper track. Eternal Youth has his first start for new connections on the back of a handicap win at Dundalk but stablemate Local Diktator hasn't much to recommend him and Theavonfilly also has something to prove. Of the Stan Moore pair, Sir Lunchalott is probably the more consistent, though Ryan Powell's 5lb claim will aid the cause of Silence Is Bliss over this longer trip.
My Lord 7-2 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Planet Waves (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Eternal Youth (IRE) 9-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, ridden into close 3rd 1f out, stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, led last 50 yards and kept on well, won at Dundalk 6f 2yo hcp 50-75 pol in Oct beating McMonagle (9-4) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Silence Is Bliss (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Went left start, held up, headway and hung left over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Slatey Hen (8-8) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Sir Lunchalott 7-4fav (9-2) Started very slowly, pulled hard in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon no impression, 3rd of 9, 6l behind A Little Bit Dusty (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Local Diktator 14-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, hung left and kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Endaxi Mana Mou (8-1) at Southwell 7f 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Theavonfilly 10-1 (9-1) Dwelt, mid-division on inside, ridden well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 14l behind May's Boy (9-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.