Those housing leading form claims also have a doubt or two to overcome as Harry Bosch has a 275-day absence to deal with and six of Scottish Glen's seven successes have been delivered at his beloved Lingfield, whilst he too has been off the track for some time. Both cannot be written off due to persuasive form claims but GRACIOUS GEORGE is a value option. He's looked rather in the grip of the assessor but landed a decent enough Sandown handicap last August off just a 2lb higher mark on the forecast ground and remains in solid form. Breakheart needed his reappearance but has a good record with Jack Garrity up and likes the ground, whilst Speedy Writer has shown glimmers of maiden promise prior to this handicap bow.
Harry Bosch 9-2 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 7l behind Bluegrass Blues (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Oratorio's Joy (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 4l behind Like A Diamond (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Breakheart (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) In touch towards rear, wide into straight 3f out, soon ridden, not trouble leaders, 8th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Whipper Snapper (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Gracious George (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd over 1f out, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Myboyalfie (9-7) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Speedy Writer 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 11l behind Deglet Noor (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Scottish Glen 3-1fav (9-6) Held up in touch, chased leaders on outside entering straight, soon ridden, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Indian Jack (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
My Son Max 5-1 (10-1) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 12, 4l behind My Kingdom (10-1) at Doncaster 7f ldy hcp (4) sft in Apr.
Pick A Little 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden and headway, kept on towards finish, 5th of 12, 4l behind Repetition (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Apr.
Alpine Mist 25-1 (9-10) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Trust The Wind (8-6) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.