TISLAAM just edges it at the weights and the C&D winner has Ryan Moore on board today. He's just preferred to the likes of Bint Alzain and Chevise, who both take a drop in class after struggling in handicaps off their current marks. Mercers Row has won three times on Turf but is unexposed on the all-weather and could make a bold bid but Mother Jones looks up against it on today's terms. Adranian is proving inconsistent but Choice Words is lightly-raced and may have more to offer in this company.
Chevise (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, no impression until stayed on towards, lost 4th near finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Flashbang (9-1) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Bint Alzain (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, headway to track leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dance Company (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol.
Choice Words (USA) 11-4fav (9-9) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened final furloong, 7th of 9, 11l behind Jouster (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd.
Adranian (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Led early, tracked leader, led again 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 8l behind Baheeja (9-4) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mercers Row 15-2 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, lost 4th place close home, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Tislaam (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) In rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Muftarres (9-5) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Mother Jones 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Avonvalley (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.