The Cayterers has been placed over hurdles recently but has claims on his fourth at Leicester in May, while Hawaana is holding his form well with a couple of placed efforts since winning at Epsom last month. Aerial Acclaim keeps threatening to get his head in front without actually doing so, while Amistress could make the frame off her current mark. However, in a open contest the vote goes to MAURITINO, who was unsuited by the lack of pace at Windsor last time but had been in fine form both on the Flat and over hurdles before that.
The Cayterers 5-1 (9-4) Dwelt towards rear, headway on inside to track leaders 4f out, ridden 3f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Effigy (8-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Hawaana (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, slightly outpaced 2f out, effort and not clear run from over 1f out, switched left and ran on inside final furlong, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Sonoran Sands (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Strategic Mount 25-1 (9-6) Steadied towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 31l behind Tanfeeth (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Mauritino (GER) 4-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 9l behind Choral Festival (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Aerial Acclaim (IRE) 4-7fav (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden to chase winner 2f out, driven to challenge and hung left over 1f out, never quite upsides when carried left throughout final furlong, always just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Lucky Legs (8-12) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Chain Of Events 8-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, driven to challenge well over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Proud Chieftain (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Starkat 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 31l behind Classic Punch (9-11) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Archie Rice (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, hampered over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Eltheeb (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Obsession (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, lost place inside final 3f, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 11l behind Royal Reverie (9-1) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Amistress 7-2fav (8-12) Ran in snatches in rear, not clear run inside final 3f, staying on same pace when hampered over 1f out, plugged on, not recover, 6th of 11, 6l behind Dubai Glory (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 4f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened over 3f out, eased, last of 13, well behind Highlife Dancer (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Hip Hip Hooray 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 4th that side over 1f out, no chance with winner stands side, 4th of 7, 7l behind Spa's Dancer (10-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Red Inca 5-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in touch, not clear run and lost place well over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 6, 4l behind Bussa (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gf in May.