ETOBICOKE, Ontario &ndash; Stormy Lord failed to respond to rating tactics in the Grade 2 Highlander Stakes, and will go back to a more unencumbered style Wednesday at Woodbine in the $100,000 Ontario Jockey Club Stakes, a seven-furlong turf sprint for Ontario-breds.\r\nStormy Lord, one of the leading local 3-year-olds last year, was victorious in his season opener. Over a very soft course, Stormy Lord led throughout the seven-furlong, Grade 2 Connaught Stakes.\r\nMost recently in the six-furlong Highlander, Stormy Lord was never in the hunt and ended up trailing the 10-horse field. Trainer Ian Black said he regretted his instructions to Jim McAleney, who rode Stormy Lord in the Highlander.\r\n&ldquo;We said to Jimmy, &lsquo;Whatever you do, don&rsquo;t go head and head with Essence Hit Man,&rsquo; &rdquo; Black explained. &ldquo;If you look at the chart, he was in front at the first call, and then Jimmy took a hold, and in 50 yards, the whole field passed him. I should have let him go out there and run his own race. He probably couldn&rsquo;t have run with [Essence Hit Man] anyway. We experimented, and it didn&rsquo;t work out.&rdquo;\r\nStormy Lord drew the outside post in the seven-horse Ontario Jockey Club field, and Black said the diminutive gelding doesn&rsquo;t have to be on the lead to be effective.\r\n&ldquo;We&rsquo;ll let him jump out of there, and settle where he can,&rdquo; Black said.\r\nTrainer Roger Attfield entered two Canadian champions, Sand Cove and Hollinger.\r\nSand Cove, last year&rsquo;s champion older male runner, is coming off a workmanlike win over a modest field in the Steady Growth, a two-turn restricted stakes on Polytrack. He wound up third in last year&rsquo;s Ontario Jockey Club.\r\nHollinger is winless in just four starts since he was crowned champion 2-year-old in 2009.\r\nTrainer Mark Frostad entered two Sam-Son Farm comebackers, Hotep and Cross Every Bridge.\r\nHotep, a son of A.P. Indy and Woodbine Oaks winner Eye of the Sphynx, is trying the grass for the first time following a nine-month layoff. He was a pace-pressing second in the 2010 Queen&rsquo;s Plate.\r\nCross Every Bridge made all three of his starts on the grass in 2009. The front-runner scored in maiden and optional-claiming company, before coming up empty in the Grade 2 Play the King Stakes.\r\nOfficeinthevalley defeated optional-claiming company in his last race on Polytrack. He took the restricted Vice Regent Stakes on the grass last summer.