It could pay to stick with the less exposed types in this. It's too soon to write off Air Of Glory after a modest effort over 1m3f here while Pleasure Bent had won twice over today's trip before failing to last home over 10 furlongs at Sandown. CORNROW opened his account over track and trip earlier in the month with a subsequent winner four lengths behind. He looks capable of following up on that evidence and is preferred to Angelic Upstart and Sir Mike.
Cruiser 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 6l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sir Mike 9-2 (9-7) Led until halfway, rallied over 2f out, led again over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Invisible Hunter (9-7) by nk, 9 ran.
Kaafel (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Slight lead for 1f, chased leaders in 5th, ridden 2f out, losing place when hampered soon after, 13th of 14, 27l behind Opera Box (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Dark Emerald (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Thomas Hobson (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Bank On Me 8-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 10th of 19, 9l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Air Of Glory (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Led narrowly, headed 7f out, with leader, driven 3f out, soon lost place, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 9l behind Rundell (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Royal Prize 13-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind, switched left to outside inside final furlong, stayed on but never going pace to threaten, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Footstepsintherain (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Emmuska 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 6, 2 3/4l behind Siouxperhero (9-5) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Reflect (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Steaded start, pulled hard in rear, pulled way up to lead 5f out and soon clear, headed 2f out, weakened rapidly over 1f out, tailed off, last of 10, 20l behind Seal Of Approval (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Cornrow 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led 5f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol beating Magic Hurricane (9-5) by 1l, 13 ran.
Rustic Deacon 25-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, moderate progress inside final furlong, never involved, 12th of 15, 10l behind Sound Advice (9-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Lunar Deity (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Steelriver (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leader until weakened over 2f out, last of 16, 18l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Pleasure Bent 9-2 (9-6) Held up in last trio, headway and hung right from over 2f out, plugged on to modest 4th final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Mighty Yar (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.