Lenjawi Pride won well when last appearing here but has disappointed in two more difficult affairs since then and her mark looks too high. Similar is true of Persian Herald who was plum last in the Stardom Stakes at Goodwood last month. Both may be capable of better runs but on recent form are hard to side with. Dazzling Valentine won well in a mile long Lingfield maiden earlier in the month but will find this tougher. Daas Rite has two wins from four starts on the all-weather and from just 4lb higher than winning at Kempton he must be included in calculations. The vote goes to MALE MODEL who looks a progressive colt, has improved in two runs so far and handles the artificial. The stable certainly have better juveniles but he is good enough to take this. Tinkertown is a real danger as to finish within two and a half lengths of very useful and unbeaten Richard Hannon runner Vanguard Dream is good form.
Male Model 6-4fav (9-3) With leaders, led after 1f, ridden and pressed over 1f out, kept on well towards finish (no winning time), won at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Baileys Moneypenny (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Tinkertown (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, joined winner halfway, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Vanguard Dream (9-3) at Leicester 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gd in Sep.
Persian Herald 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, with leader until well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Capaill Liath (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Sep.
Lenjawi Pride 40-1 (8-9) Awkward leaving stalls, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 13, 13l behind Winter's Night (8-3) at Ascot 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Daas Rite (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Chased leading pair, effort over 1f out, stayed on to press leader well inside final furlong, driven to lead post, given very good ride from inexperienced rider, won at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Handsome Jack (9-7) by ns, 6 ran.
Orchid Street (USA) 9-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon outpaced, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 4th of 6, 4l behind Boundaries (8-8) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Restless Bay (IRE) 11-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 11l behind Mica Mika (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Believe It Or Not (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 9l behind Krypton Factor (9-13) at Epsom Downs 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Dazzling Valentine 3-1 (8-4) Chased leader, led inside final 3f, in command over 1f out, ridden and kept on strongly final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol beating Dare It And Smile (8-5) by 3l, 10 ran.
Kalkan Bay 66-1 (8-2) Held up mid-division,pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Buthelezi (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Pick A Little 33-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 12l behind Jolah (8-8) at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Ajaafa 5-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 17l behind Cometh (8-2) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.