Isatis was only beaten half-a-length on the Polytrack in November last year but he's been disappointing this season and was an odds-on chance when only second at Brighton last month. LAST FIGHTER cost 90,000gns and is a full brother to the smart Halicarnassus. He can only improve on a debut second at Folkestone and it would be no surprise if he went one better here. Pashan Garh has had plenty of chances and Register is also starting to look exposed while Bull Bay tries a new trip, but there may be more to come from Basingstoke and Panzanella was a promising fifth on her only start at Doncaster at the back-end of last year. She's obviously had problems since but it will be interesting to see if she attracts market support on her belated reappearance.
Amantius Multiplex gelding out of Ghana.
Basingstoke (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Raced centre, dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 17, 7l behind Well Painted (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Beggar's Banquet (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Keen close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Natural Bloom (8-12) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Bull Bay 9-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, briefly chased easy winner inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 5, 8l behind Salacia (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Last Fighter (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort on outside over 1f out, soon hung right under pressure, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Strada Facendo (9-2) at Folkestone 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Pashan Garh 11-4 (8-12) Close up and keen, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 9l behind Enrol (8-12) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Register (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 29l behind Magma (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Spowarticus 33-1 (9-3) Outpaced, always behind, 8th of 9, 14l behind Ebble (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Clear Wonder Verglas filly out of Pure Wonder.
Confluence 33-1 (8-8) Keen held up in touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 10l behind Ambitious Boy (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Isatis 8-11fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, smooth progress to challenge over 2f out, led inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Silke Top (9-0) at Brighton 1m fll mdn stks (4) fm in Sep.
Newington 150-1 (8-11) Dwelt outpaced in rear, ridden 3f out, ran green and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 18, 18l behind Moonstone Magic (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Panzanella 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 5th of 15, 4l behind Brick Tops (8-12) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Teth (8-8) 5th of 1, 7l behind Dream Land (8-11) at Aix Les Bains(FR) 6f stk gd in Jun.