Ormindo was only beaten a short-head over this C&D on his second start but was a shade disappointing when beaten at short odds at Kempton next time and jockey bookings suggest DAAREE is Godolphin's first choice. A narrow winner at Chester last month, despite still showing signs of inexperience, he may have been underestimated by the handicapper. Zain Spirit is only 3lb higher than when winning a nursery over 7f here last time and can't be ignored while the longer trip will suit Astrosapphire. The progressive Master Ming is another to consider and Royal Prize may not have stayed 1m2f at Kempton last time and also warrants respect.
Master Ming (IRE) 5-2 (9-3) Soon chased leader, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on well, eased near finish, won at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) sft in Aug beating Woody Bay (9-3) by 4l, 10 ran.
Grey Blue (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 20th of 21, 31l behind The Gold Cheongsam (8-1) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd in Sep.
Ormindo (USA) Evensfav (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 14, 1l behind George Cinq (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Royal Prize 2-1fav (9-7) Soon with leader, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place close home, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Stiff Upper Lip (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Glory City 3-1 (9-3) Tracked winner until well over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 8l behind Altruism (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Astrosapphire 11-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and joined over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Open Letter (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Zain Spirit (USA) 9-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, headway soon after, ran on well inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Camp Floyd (9-4) by ns, 10 ran.
Daaree (IRE) 11-8fav (9-0) In touch in rear, headway on inner over 1f out, switched right 1f out, squeezed between horses to lead inside final furlong, ridden and stayed on, won at Chester 1m 2yo mdn (4) gs in Sep beating Gabrial The Master (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Makinson Lane (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Greeleys Love (9-5) at Thirsk 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.