SIR BOSS scored over C&D last week and has won off higher marks in the past. Despite today's penalty he's fancied to take care of Elijah Pepper, fourth in a amateurs race here last time. Stanley Rigby has recorded all his wins at Southwell so far and was still beaten seven lengths when third at Lingfield last time but Resplendent Alpha could prove a bigger threat after Sunday's second at the same track to Miss Blakeney.
Sir Boss (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec beating Illustrious Forest (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Blizzard Blues (USA) 66-1 (8-11) Held up in last pair, outpaced 3f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 20l behind Royal Peculiar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (2) pol in Dec.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 10-1 (10-12) Tracked leader, effort and every chance on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Teide Peak (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Stanley Rigby 20-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Resplendent Alpha 7-1 (8-12) Steadied start, headway on outside over 2f out, ran on closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Miss Blakeney (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Dec.
Corres (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right, kept on to go 4th over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 7, 21l behind Kristalette (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep '10.