Guava carries a penalty for last week's win at Nottingham where she had Elegant Flight and Rooknrasbryripple behind. The competition isn't much tougher here but ROMANY SPIRIT may find enough improvement to come out best. She just failed to catch today's rival Littlecote Lady over C&D last month having raced wide from a high draw and Jim Boyle's filly looks set to continue her good progress here. Bitter Lemon could figure trying 6f for the first time and Kaylee may do better back over this longer distance.
Guava 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Mount McLeod (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Romany Spirit (IRE) 15-2 (9-5) Prominent, ridden 2f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Littlecote Lady (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Bitter Lemon 25-1 (8-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Balm (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Perfect Day (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Chased winner until inside final 5f, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind Cresta Star (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Vitalicious 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Balm (8-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Elegant Flight 16-1 (9-1) Chased leadrs, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 17, 5l behind Guava (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Littlecote Lady 11-2fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, switched left 2f out, led over 1f out, driven and held on well near finish, won at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep beating Inya House (9-0) by nk, 12 ran.
Bountiful Catch 80-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, edged left and headed over 1f out, ridden hung right and lost 2nd inside final furlong, weakened closing stages, 6th of 8, 9l behind Famous Poet (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Lady Nickandy (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Prominent on inside, lost place 4f out, no impression after, 8th of 10, 6l behind Aquasulis (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Bolshoi Melody 40-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 31l behind Cardigan (8-10) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Rooknrasbryripple 22-1 (9-7) Reared start, soon chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 17, 7l behind Guava (9-4) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Kaylee 20-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and hampered over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final fiurlong, never dangerous, 3rd of 10, 7l behind Planet I T (9-3) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.