Beaten only a head by Mickdaam in the Chester Vase back in May, Model Pupil would have leading claims if he's improved during the interim. Prince Seigfried had been well beaten on the same day at Chester in May but ran well on his return when third at Newbury three weeks ago. Jockey bookings suggest he's preferred to stablemate Modun, though the latter had Mijhaar behind when third in a Group 3 race at Kempton last time with Circumvent back in sixth. After failing to get involved in a couple of Group 1 events, BEATEN UP looked a bit more like his old self at Doncaster last month. A chance is taken he'll act in today's ground and start to fulfil some of the potential he showed as an unbeaten three-year-old.
Beaten Up 13-8fav (9-2) Dwelt, held up in rear and keen, kept on from over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 5, 4l behind Proud Chieftain (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f cond stks (2) gd in Sep.
Circumvent 5-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader until 8f out, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 11l behind Opera Gal (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) hvy in Sep.
Mijhaar 12-1 (9-8) Raced near side, held up in touch, pushed along halfway, soon beaten, 32nd of 33, well behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Modun (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 6th of 7, 10l behind Goldoni (8-6) at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.
Prince Siegfried (FR) 16-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, soon tracking leaders on outside, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, 3rd and held when slightly hampered 100 yards out, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Grandeur (8-6) at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
St Moritz (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out until one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 11l behind Opera Gal (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f Listed stks 3yo (1) hvy in Sep.
Woodacre 2-1fav (11-7) Held up towards rear, headway going well over 4f out, led over 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 15, hd behind Josh Deets (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Expense Claim (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 10l behind Hajras (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Model Pupil 6-1 (8-12) Held up in touch in rear, headway to track leaders 7f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and outpaced 2f out, ridden and ran on strongly final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 5, ns behind Mickdaam (8-12) at Chester 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) sft in May.