Kieren Fox knows how to get a good tune from KEY LIGHT and the John Hills-trained filly can be fancied to turn the tables on Requisite; there may also be more to come from Bougainvilia, even though she shares the burden of top weight this evening. The last named is less exposed than the others and, given that she held her own to finish third in a much tougher race last time out; it's an interesting move to pitch her in a fillies only handicap. Watch the betting carefully where the mount of Richard Hughes is concerned. Requisite needs a strong pace to be seen at her best and her style of running will never suit those with a weak heart. Still, she is a reliably tough performer and it will be surprising if she isn't capable of at least making the frame. However, Key Light has a similar profile and, as she is weighted to give her old rival (Requisite) a good run for the money, it would be folly to say tactics aren't going to play a strong part in the outcome. Key Light still looks fiarly-treated and she can win again.
Bougainvilia (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Raced stands side, held up, ridden and outpaced halfway, headway and every chance over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 10, nk behind Five Star Junior (9-13) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Requisite 13-2 (9-5) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed and not pace of winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Signore Momento (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Yurituni 5-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden and effort on inside over 1f out, one pace final furlong, no impression, 5th of 6, 5l behind Six Diamonds (9-4) at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Key Light (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, stayed on well, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Caledonia Princess (9-3) at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Farmers Wish (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Chased winner throughout, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Spanish Acclaim (8-9) at Warwick 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Freddie's Girl (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Stefanki (9-1) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lucky Leigh 7-1 (9-7) With leader, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 7, 18l behind Requisite (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Caledonia Princess 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, led well over 1f out, hard driven, ran on well, won at Windsor 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Key Light (9-9) by 1l, 9 ran.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 9, 7l behind Kuanyao (10-1) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.