NAALATT showed her liking for this surface when landing a maiden over a mile here by eight lengths. Today's shorter trip shouldn't be a problem and Roger Varian's filly can go in again. Sewn Up won over the minimum trip here last month but is unproven over today's longer distance and the remainder have yet to encounter Fibresand. Flashlight and Street Battle are recent winners at Wolverhampton and could prove the main dangers ahead of Isis Blue, who makes more appeal than Flighty Clarets and Marmot Bay after his recent second at Kempton.
Flashlight (IRE) 7-4fav (9-6) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Melvin The Grate (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Naalatt (IRE) 1-2fav (8-9) Prominent on outer, led 3f out, quickened clear over 1f out, ran on strongly, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs in Feb beating Mirth (8-9) by 8l, 6 ran.
Street Battle (USA) 7-2 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 5l behind Teophilip (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Feb.
Sewn Up 4-1 (9-12) In rear and in touch, went 3rd over 1f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Hannahs Turn (8-13) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Isis Blue 10-1 (8-9) Held up last, headway 2f out, staying on when hampered insid eifnal furlong, switched right and stayed on to 2nd final 100 yards, not quite reach winner, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Melvin The Grate (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Flighty Clarets (IRE) 28-1 (9-2) Chased leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra, 4th of 12, 3l behind Blazing Knight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Dwelt pulled hard, raced wide and headway to join leader over 5f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Hidden Link (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.