Waseema was a short head
behind in third and Waltzing Matilda fourth, another six lengths behind.
Dylan Thomas (25-1) finished third, a head further back, with the unlucky Hala Bek another short head
away in fourth.
You have to look at it positively, though, as he was a maiden going into the race and to be beaten a short head
is a great run.
Tim Easterby's daughter of Common Grounds, beaten a short head
in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot in June but struck into when unplaced in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York last time, set out to make the running under Lindsay Charnock, but began to feel the heat from Emma Peel, the other filly in the race, over a furlong out.
Haddaj Dukhan was guided to a pulsating short head
triumph in the Purebred Arabian Handicap 1,600m race by Lukasek against Khor Al Adaid.
Barazuto, owned by S Ali Mohammed Al Alawi, trained by Talal Al Alawi and ridden by Hassan Al Saffar, beat Naipe Marcado by short head
while My Drop was third, another short head
behind and Jimmy The Poacher fourth, another one-and-one-fourth-length adrift.
However, Master Minded managed to scramble home by a short head
to the relief of his jockey and trainer Paul Nicholls.
The Michael Bell-trained gelding, a well-backed 5-1 chance, held the persistent challenge of Kings Gambit (14-1) by a short head
under 3lb claimer Martin Lane.
Jamie Spencer gave James Fanshawe's gelding (6-1 favourite) a stealthy ride and showed super speed to get up by a short head
beneath the shadow of the post.
The 6-1 shot battled back bravely to pip the favourite Nacho Libre, with Paul Eddery making the most of his rail position to win an epic final furlong tussle by a short head
as the first two drew eight lengths clear of Golan Knight.
He was making his racecourse debut at the North Yorkshire venue and having come to win his race, he just ran out of steam in the closing stages and was beaten a short head
and three-quarters of alength by Lady Rangali and Lady Benjamin.
On Etmaam (9-2) in the Bath Ales Salamander Classified Stake, Hills produced his mount with a long, sweeping run to get up in the final strides and hold the strong challenge of Albinus by a short head