Richard Hughes makes the dash across from Royal Ascot to take the ride on BABY BUSH and that is a big enough hint for us to be getting involved. Richard Hannon's filly was a ready winner at Newmarket on a softer surface but she is more than capable of acting on better ground having done so on her debut at Newbury. William Muir's horses are running well so Alice's Dancer has to be viewed as a big danger if she can bring her Brighton form to the table. Saucy Minx is another that has been performing with credit at the south coast venue, though she'll need a career-best performance in order to win this. Plover was sold out of Sir Michael Stoute's stable for 105,000 guineas last winter so current connections will be hoping to see something sooner rather than later from the Kempton maiden winner.
Saucy Minx (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leading trio, headway on outside 2f out, soon shaken up, chased leader inside final furlong, ran on to lead close home, won at Brighton 7f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf beating Interception (9-6) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Plover 33-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway on outside over 4f out, driven 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, last of 10, 17l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Alice's Dancer (IRE) 5-2 (9-0) Pulled hard, led early, tracked leader until pushed along over 2f out, edged left and one pace inside final furlong, kept on into 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Saucy Minx (9-4) at Brighton 7f fll hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf.
Baby Bush (IRE) 9-2fav (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May beating Jive (8-4) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Temptress (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Goodwood 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gs in May beating Between Wickets (9-5) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Khatiba (IRE) 11-4 (9-1) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd and unable to quicken 2f out, edged left and ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to challenge, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Crowdmania (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.