ORIENTAL RELATION was far from disgraced in the Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot behind No Nay Never after posting a solid third behind Andhesontherun at Leicester on debut. He seems sure to appreciate the step up to 6f and this represents a dramatic drop in grade. However, when James Given chose this contest for his Tagula colt he probably wasn't expecting to line up against a colt highly touted on his Doncaster debut. Regiment was rumoured to be one of Richard Fahey's leading juveniles before finishing fifth behind Fair Ranger and it will be fascinating to see how the market forms around these two. Street Boss, beaten nine lengths at Redcar last time behind Al Baz, completes the short-list.
Oriental Relation (IRE) 100-1 (9-1) Always towards rear, moderate progress final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 14, 8l behind No Nay Never (9-1) at Royal Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun.
Regiment 5-2 (9-5) With leaders, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Fair Ranger (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Street Boss (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 7, 9l behind Al Baz (9-0) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jun.
Autumn Tide (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Slowly away, outpaced towards rear, some headway from over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 11, 17l behind Mr Matthews (8-9) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun.
Breakable Firebreak filly out of Magic Myth.
Patisserie 18-1 (9-0) Close up on outer, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Love In The Desert (9-0) at Thirsk 5f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jun.
Tricksome (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 9l behind Classical Diva (8-2) at Musselburgh 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jun.