Joshua Potman and Horsetracker look up against it but the remaining trio all have a shout. Salateen attempted to make all at Haydock and was only caught close home while Henrytheaeroplane just failed to reel in the winner at Musselburgh last time. But AL BANDAR is a rare two-year-old runner at the track for the Hannon yard and having finished well clear of third when runner-up on the Turf course at Lingfield, he gets a tentative vote in a tight contest.
Al Bandar (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) In touch, ridden and improved 1f out, ran on, just held, 2nd of 9, shd behind Pasticcio (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Henrytheaeroplane (USA) 8-11fav (9-5) Tracked leader, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 4, nk behind Moonlightnavigator (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Joshua Potman (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Prominent, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 16l behind Lieutenant Kaffee (9-2) at Haydock 7f 2yo nov stk (4) gs in Jul.
Salateen 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden 3f out, driven over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, nk behind Medrano (9-5) at Haydock 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Jul.
Horsetracker 100-1 (8-9) Slowly away held up, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 7th of 13, 12l behind Supreme Occasion (9-0) at Thirsk 7f mdn (4) gf in Jul.