Serena Brotherton has a fine record in this race and St Ignatius should be in good heart having almost stolen a race at Brighton under forcing tactics. The handicapper's decision to raise him for that effort appears a little harsh so we'll oppose with CHOCOLATE BLOCK. Pat Phelan's filly was easy to back at Windsor on her first start for the trainer but she'd shown a modicum of ability for previous connections, and with Alice Mills able to claim, we'll take them to follow up. Shades Of Grey was in rude form last season and he cannot be ruled out. Aldwick Bay is something of a Windsor specialist while Hayley Moore has mopped up a number of these events in the past but she'll need all her powers of persuasion aboard Dr Livingstone as the eight-year-old ran no sort of race on his return from absence.
Saint Helena (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 30l behind Prospera (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leader untl 5f out, went 2nd again 3f out, ridden and one pace when lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra in 4th close home, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Poyle Thomas (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Dr Livingstone (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, never a factor, last of 14, 37l behind Beacon Lady (8-5) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Shades Of Grey 20-1 (9-1) Held up in touch in 5th, headway on inside to chase leaders 4f out, ridden and oupaced over 2f out, plugged on inside final furlong but never a threat, 7th of 8, 6l behind Wannabe Loved (10-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in May.
Hi Note 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, forged clear inside final furlong, redily, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) fm beating Dark Spirit (8-13) by 2 1/4l, 4 ran.
Teide Peak (IRE) 11-1 (9-13) Held up, headway over 5f out, went far side over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 13l behind Chocolate Block (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Jezza 6-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind Tijori (8-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
St Ignatius 25-1 (8-0) Chased leader, led over 8f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and outpaced inside final furlong, stayed on well for clear 2nd, 2nd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Beacon Lady (8-5) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Chocolate Block (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In touch, went far side over 2f out, soon led overall, headed over 1f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Luggers Hall (10-8) by nk, 11 ran.