Panther seeking Henry II rule

  • Last Updated: May 28 2014, 12:40 BST

Talented stayer Brown Panther heads a field of 12 declared runners in the Cantor Fitzgerald Henry II Stakes at Sandown on Thursday.

Brown Panther leads home Hillstar at Chester
Brown Panther leads home Hillstar at Chester

Tom Dascombe's charge, who won the Goodwood Cup last summer before finishing eighth in the Melbourne Cup, made a successful return to action in the Ormonde Stakes at Chester three weeks ago.

His rivals in the Group Three contest include Aidan O'Brien's Irish raider El Salvador and the Peter Schiergen-trained German contender Girolamo.

Menorah is a fascinating contender as Philip Hobbs' high-class chaser makes his first appearance on the Flat at the age of nine.

Tiger Cliff has outstanding claims for dual-purpose trainer Alan King after his close-up third in the Yorkshire Cup.

Other contenders include Andrew Balding's recent Salisbury winner Whiplash Willie and the James Fanshawe-trained High Jinx, who was fifth in the Yorkshire Cup.