ISLAND LEGEND might be able to take this step up in class in his stride following a comfortable success. Milton Bradley's four-year-old is relatively lightly-raced and ran his rivals into the ground last time with a sustained speed they simply couldn't cope with. A similar performance will see him go close up 4lbs, although in Night Affair he faces a bang in-form rival who has won on a similar surface at Wolverhampton. David Arbuthnot's filly is 2lbs higher than when winning at Bath but she's tactically versatile and has a good draw, while her proven ability to stay further could come in handy off the likely gallop. Little Edward is a likeable old chap who should again run his race and that may be enough for a place, Ask Jenny relishes coming late of a strong pace and has the perfect partner in Richard Hughes while Ajjaadd is interesting if forgiven a very poor run at Sandown.
Night Affair 5-1 (9-10) Chased leaders on outside, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed out final furlong and always just doing enough towards finish, won at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm beating Our Piccadilly (9-9) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Absa Lutte (IRE) 14-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up in touch in rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Revue Princess (8-9) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Riflessione 10-1 (9-9) Behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 5l behind Another Try (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 5-1 (9-12) Outpaced towards rear, ridden on inside 2f out, driven over 1f out, no progress, 6th of 8, 5l behind Island Legend (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ajjaadd (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened just over 1f out, last of 10, 17l behind Tagula Night (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Little Edward 9-1 (9-7) In touch, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to press for 2nd close home but never going pace to reach winner, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Island Legend (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Island Legend (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Quickly away, made all, ridden 2 lengths ahead over 1f out, ran on well, unchallenged, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Steelcut (9-6) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Danzoe (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Tracked winner until ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 5th of 6, 9l behind Waveband (9-6) at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Ask Jenny (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 4, 10l behind Rough Rock (8-8) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.