Al Bandar was still beaten seven lengths when runner-up at Chester but was just denied at Lingfield earlier and would go close with a similar effort. Diamond Runner didn't look the most straightforward when narrowly beaten over a mile here last time but the shorter trip will suit and Cosmic Ray should do better with a recent debut on the Polytrack under his belt. But HAARIB ran out of steam over a mile on the Turf at Lingfield on his introduction and Ed Walker's colt gets a speculative vote to come good in this.
Al Bandar (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 2nd of 5, 7l behind Salateen (9-5) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Cosmic Ray 25-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up last, pushed along before halfway, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 7l behind Jargon (9-2) at Lingfield 7f 2yo nov stks (5) pol in Jul.
Diamond Runner (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride and ridden from stalls, chased leaders on outside, 3rd 3f out, challenged and hung left from over 2f out, ridden to lead and hung left over 1f out, headed 1f out and dropped to 3rd, rallied into 2nd close home, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Percy Veer (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Emperors Warrior (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, driven halfway, soon no impression, 10th of 11, 21l behind Taper Tantrum (9-1) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jul.
Haarib 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Red Rebel (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn aut (6) gf.
King's Concerto (IRE) Thewayyouare gelding out of Major Minor.
Thanksgiving Day (IRE) Thewayyouare colt out of Cozzene's Pride.
Kylies Wild Card Aussie Rules filly out of Jemiliah.