John Gosden's TAZEEZ has plenty in hand on official BHA ratings, has been placed in group races in his last four starts, and has an obvious chance of opening his account for the season in this conditions race to give his in-form handler another winner. Saeed Bin Suroor's Layali Al Andalus has been well held in both outings this term and is hard to recommend on recent form so a bigger threat may come from David Elsworth's Fair Trade, who has been beaten a length in his last two starts, latterly in a Group 3 race at Salisbury, and he should be thereabouts again. Harry Dunlop's Green Moon seemed not to handle the testing going at Haydock, while Steele Tango is capable but has disappointed of late.
Green Moon (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Sson pushed along towards rear, not much room on inside halfway, ridden and beaten 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 8, well behind Poet (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Steele Tango (USA) 22-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway inside final 4f, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to 4th close home, never going pace to threaten leaders, 4th of 10, 5l behind Red Badge (8-7) at Newbury 1m 2f Listed stks (1) gd in Jul.
Tazeez (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Reared brk, faltered, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Debussy (9-0) at Arlington(USA) 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Fair Trade 9-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, ran on final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 1l behind Sea Lord (8-7) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Layali Al Andalus 9-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 5, 8l behind Prince Siegfried (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.