The three-year-olds could dominate this as it's a long time since Set The Trend showed any worthwhile form while Al Manaal remains out of sorts. First Post reserves his best for Sandown and would prefer softer going. CRYSTAL LAKE has been holding his own in better company since completing a double at Ripon and Kempton in the spring. He's been dropped a pound since his latest fourth at Sandown and that may have opened the door again. Miss Atomic Bomb needs more off her current mark but course and distance After The Goldrush wasn't disgraced in this grade here last time and makes more appeal that Craftsmanship.
Set The Trend 20-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, pushed along 4f out, some headway 2f out, no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Forest Edge (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Mezmaar 50-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling over 5f out, well beaten final 4f, last of 7, 17l behind Balducci (9-12) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Crystal Lake (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) In touch, ridden inside final furlong, kept on and no impression, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Provenance (9-4) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
First Post (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 11, 22l behind Chain Of Events (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Al Manaal 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Kleo (8-13) at York 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
Miss Atomic Bomb 15-2 (9-5) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Felwah (8-13) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Craftsmanship (FR) 10-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, hampered well over 1f out, soon close up, stayed on, held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Know Your Name (9-2) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
After The Goldrush 9-2 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, strongly pressed 2f out, headed final 135 yards, weakened and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 7, 2 1/4l behind Lawyer (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.