Musaddas made the most of an easy opportunity in a Thirsk maiden race last time but had gone close in a handicap over track and trip before that. He's preferred to the other Godolphin maiden winner Bombardment. Aomen Rock is raised in class off a 10lb higher mark after scoring here last month while Rome and Ocean Applause also look high enough in the weights at present. But JACK OF DIAMONDS has tumbled down the handicap and he looks set for a return to winning ways after going very close in a tougher race at Sandown last time.
Birdman (IRE) 25-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Billingsgate (9-4) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Musaddas 1-6fav (9-13) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 3f out, led entering 2f out, clear over 1f out, eased heavily near finish, won at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Jul beating Iftikaar (9-13) by 7l, 8 ran.
High Time Too (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Tenor (9-6) at Lingfield 1m stks 0-90 (3) pol in Jul.
Jack Of Diamonds (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, pressed over 1f out, kept on gamely inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Ogbourne Downs (10-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Trader Jack 100-1 (9-4) Outpaced in rear and never a factor, 11th of 12, 11l behind Music Master (9-4) at Newbury 6f Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Al Jamal 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leader 1f, tracked leading pair until 3f out, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 15l behind Perfect Cracker (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Ocean Applause 6-1 (9-13) Raced centre, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Specialty (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Rome 5-2fav (9-7) Took keen hold early, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, no impression well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 7th of 9, 6l behind Gravitational (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Aomen Rock 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul beating Galatian (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Bombardment (USA) 5-2fav (9-4) Made all, ridden over 2f out, soon pressed, held on well near finish, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Nabeel (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Killing Time (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) In rear, effort 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 11l behind Chatez (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Apr.