Danawi showed signs of ability on his debut at Lingfield last month and Richard Hannon's colt has to be of interest on his second start from a decent draw but Johnny Alpha takes a massive drop in class and gets the vote over Namid Reprobate. The last mentioned stepped up on his debut effort when a two-length fifth behind Ochre Bay at Nottingham earlier this month and he has to be respected given the likelihood of further improvement. Berti Bertolini showed signs of ability on his all-weather debut and could be of interest first time on turf, while Mull of Dubai is becoming exposed. Primo Gold is an interesting newcomer from the yard of Walter Swinburn and makes appeal on pedigree but the stable is hardly known for their success with juveniles first time out and a safer bet looks to be Johnny Alpha, who ran promisingly on his first start before being outclassed in the Middle Park last time. This represents a huge drop in class and the fact that Peter Chapple-Hyam thought him good enough to run at headquarters is a tip in itself.
Berti Bertolini 7-1 (9-0) Raced wide, prominent, chased leaders 2f out, soon ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 5l behind Scottish Stage (8-9) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Sept.
Danawi (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) In touch, chased leaders 2f out, every chance, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 17, 12l behind Participation (9-0) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Johnny Alpha (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 6, 29l behind Amadeus Wolf (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Sept.
Mull of Dubai 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden when not clear run from rail 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 17, 4l behind Rubenstar (9-7) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Namid Reprobate (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Towards rear and soon pushed along, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Ochre Bay (9-0) at Nottingham 5f 2yo mdn (4) gd.
Primo Gold Primo Valentino colt, half-brother to winners on the Flat and over hurdles.
Arculinge 14-1 (8-9) Held up, raced against near side rail, kept on but no chance when hampered approaching final furlong, 9th of 16, 12l behind Pommes Frites (8-9) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sept.
Sanctity 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 17, 6l behind Queen's Pudding (8-11) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) gd in Sept.