MICHEAL'S NOOK never threatened over 6f in an amateurs' race on Monday but had scored over C&D before that. He still carries a penalty for last week's victory but should confirm running with Vale Of Lingfield and Teen Ager and gets the nod. The latter had previously beaten Cut The Cackle and Royal Acclamation here and can figure again while the disappointing Fleetwoodsands and Miakora may finish a bit closer dropping down to this level for the first time.
Michael's Nook 3-1 (10-6) Dwelt towards rear, short of room after 1f, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 6l behind Hab Reeh (11-3) at Wolverhampton 6f am hcp 0-55 (6) pol.
Miakora 16-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, driven and effort when not much room over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd well inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Amis Reunis (9-5) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Fleetwoodsands (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway to 4th inside final 2f, went 3rd inside final furlong until post, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Kyllachykov (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Teen Ager (FR) 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside over 1f out, chance inside final furlong, one pace in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Michael's Nook (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Royal Acclamation (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, brief effort on inside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 14, 10l behind Teen Ager (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Poyle Todream 13-2 (8-11) Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 17l behind Mister Fantastic (8-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep '11.
Cut The Cackle (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Dixie Gwalia (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Venetias Dream (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Valdaw (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Ishi 16-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 9, 6l behind Beach Candy (9-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Doctor Hilary 33-1 (9-0) Started slowly, took keen hold and soon in mid-division, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind Vitznau (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Very First Blade 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, soon clsoe up, ridden over 2f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 11, 2l behind Media Jury (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Vale Of Lingfield (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up in last pair, good headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 4th final 100 yards, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Michael's Nook (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Not My Choice (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Set steady pace until quickened over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Homeboy (9-0) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Meydan Style (USA) 33-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace and held when lost 3rd final 100 yards, weakened, 4th of 8, 4l behind South Cape (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.