Eastern Dragon's wins here and at Chepstow last month were achieved on soft ground. Related struggles to get his head in front but was only beaten a length-and-half over course and distance last month and Scottish Glen made a satisfactory return to Turf at Bath. Good Authority beat BRAVO ECHO by half-a-length in this last year but is now 4lb worse off and failed to take advantage of a much lower mark on Polytrack last time. Louis Steward also claims 3lb off the latter and he can have his revenge and go one better this time.
Oblitereight (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Clockmaker (9-11) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Good Authority (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up well in rear in steadily run race, still plenty to do when switched left to outside well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Accession (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) 6th of 13, 5l behind Suehail (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Related 7-2 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, edged left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Red Refraction (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Bravo Echo 9-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Georgian Bay (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Held up in touch, smooth headway tracking leaders halfway, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to lead last 100 yards, won at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in May beating Admirable Art (8-5) by nk, 12 ran.
Gracious George (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up in mid-division in steadily run race, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Accession (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in May.
Scottish Glen 9-2 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, effort entering final furlong, stayed on near finish, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Harry Bosch (9-7) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Loud 14-1 (9-3) Rook keen hold early, held up in last pair, pushed along 5f out, soon struggling and never a factor, 6th of 8, 16l behind I'm Super Too (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway on inside 4f out, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, no impression when hung left under pressure over 1f out, 6th of 12, 9l behind Ree's Rascal (8-13) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.