Silvestre De Sousa could complete a quick double for Saeed Bin Suroor here on board Last Fighter. By Cape Cross, he's been runner-up twice over 7f and should be suited by this first try over a mile though Safarjal is probably the form pick on her placed efforts in the spring and she was fifth in the Cheshire Oaks in May. But Charles Hills' filly was tailed off in a Kempton maiden after a break and we prefer SURREAL. She ran her best race so far when runner-up at Windsor last time so Sir Michael Stoute's filly gets a tentative vote as Basingstoke needs to find more to figure.
Basingstoke (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Dwelt, chased leaders, stayed on under pressure approaching final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 14, 9l behind Panzanella (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs.
Hassle (IRE) Montjeu colt out of Canterbury Lace.
Last Fighter (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Dwelt, pulled hard, soon prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 14, 6l behind Panzanella (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs.
Merevale 50-1 (9-0) Led, took keen hold, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 15, 39l behind Albasharah (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Safarjal (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Led, pushed along over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 23l behind Tiger Cliff (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Surreal (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Reluctant to load in stalls, took keen hold tracking leader, ridden to lead 1f out, headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, nk behind Embankment (9-3) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft.