After 16 previous failures on Turf, JOIN UP has decided he quite likes the surface after all and has won his last two starts in soft ground. Previous wins on Polytrack suggest he won't be inconvenienced by today's faster going and he's taken to land his hat-trick. Kyllachykov is weighted to turn the tables with the selection on latest running but will need to dig a bit deeper to do so while Brown Pete makes a quick reappearance having finished third at Brighton on Tuesday. Putin was beaten five lengths at Southwell on Wednesday so recent Kempton runner-up Chez Vrony makes more appeal.
Scarborough Lily 9-2fav (10-12) Held up, headway over 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 4l behind Minortransgression (10-10) at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Storm Runner (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Zaheeb (8-13) at Kempton 1m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Join Up 7-2fav (9-2) Keen raced wide in touch, headway 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Nottingham 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Alluring Star (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Salford Prince (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Pulled hard in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 6, well behind Forgotten Hero (8-10) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Brown Pete (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Chased leaders, led approaching final 3f, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd final 120 yards, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Toga Tiger (8-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Tanforan 22-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden and some headway 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 11l behind Thackeray (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Putin (IRE) 10-3fav (8-11) Tracked leader until over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Clear Spring (8-7) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Kyllachykov (IRE) 4-1fav (8-7) Held up in touch, hard driven over 3f out, soon challenging, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 12, nk behind Join Up (8-9) at Bath 1m hcp (6) gs.
Chez Vrony 16-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Holyfield Warrior (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Mar.
Godwit 22-1 (8-4) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 19l behind Fade To Grey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Hot Tub 33-1 (8-4) Raced wide always in rear, outpaced over 3f out, tailed off, last of 8, 37l behind Kipchak (9-5) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.