An exceptionally tight-looking handicap but three-year-olds have won this for the past three years and they can have the upper hand again. After landing a Haydock maiden, Estifzaaz attempted to make all at Ascot but was caught in the closing stages. He's on the same mark here and has to be on the short-list though it's CONSIGN who is taken to complete a hat-trick. He looked a smart prospect when landing a classified event at Newmarket then confirmed that view at Windsor. A 6lb rise doesn't look harsh so this looks within his capabilities. None of the remainder can be dismissed with the improving Yarmouth winner Macchiara taken to come out best of the older brigade.
Lutine Bell 12-1 (8-5) Dwelt, behind, smooth headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, switched left to challenge inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Diescentric (8-12) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Toga Tiger (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, no impression, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Shamdarley (9-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fulney 9-4 (9-6) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, ridden to lead again over 1f out, soon headed, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Tuscania (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 1f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jun.
Macchiara 10-3 (9-10) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out, ridden to lead well over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Footstepsintherain (9-3) by hd, 5 ran.
Related 10-1 (8-12) Chased (clear) winner, ridden well over 1f out, driven and closed throughout final furlong, always just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Beach Club (9-5) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Consign 2-1 (8-13) In touch, pushed along 3f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Good Luck Charm (9-12) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Estifzaaz (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Morpheus (9-1) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Short Squeeze (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, driven and headway when switched left over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards and finished well, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Ogbourne Downs (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.