Powerful Wind just edges it at the weights but has shown nothing since winning at York in May and LAST SOVEREIGN makes more appeal. He was winning as recently as last month when landing a Newmarket handicap and Ollie Pears' charge gets the vote in this company. Dickie's Lad is another who may be flattered by his current mark as he's been well beaten on his last five starts while Mother Jones has plenty to find on today's terms despite having scored at Brighton last time when Scommettitrice was back in fourth.
Last Sovereign 12-1 (8-13) Led, hard ridden over 1f out, soon hung right, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Dickie's Lad (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Led stands' side, headed well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 14th of 16, 7l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Nickel Silver 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Slowly away, soon mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 19, 28l behind Even Stevens (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Fanrouge (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression when lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Barons Spy (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Francis Albert 40-1 (10-2) Always towards rear, last of 9, 18l behind Ferdy (10-11) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Crimea (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd towards finish, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Partner (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f clm stks (6) gf in Aug.
Red Rhythm 8-1 (9-5) Towards rear sand side, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Novabridge (9-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Mother Jones 11-8fav (9-4) Pulled hard, steadied in touch, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, strong run to lead final 130 yards, just held on, all out, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Whitecrest (9-7) by shd, 7 ran.
Scommettitrice (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and narrowly headed inside final 2f, stayed pressing leaders and every chance inside final furlong, not pace of leading duo towards finish, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Mother Jones (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.