Requisite has been running well without winning since her creditable effort in a Listed race at Deauville in January. However, LIBYS DREAM finished ahead of her in France having ended 2011 with a double at Wolverhampton. She's 9lb higher today but still improving and Tom Dascombe's filly gets the vote. Bavarian Princess will need to step up on her recent win at Wolverhampton to figure, but Triple Charm looks a real threat after going close over C&D in December having won twice over 6f before that. Chevise is back on a winning mark but is out of sorts at present.
Libys Dream (IRE) (8-11) 10th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Glory Power (8-11) at Deauville(FR) 7f Listed stks (1) fbs in Jan.
Requisite 12-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Chilli Green (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Chevise (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) With leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 9l behind Chilli Green (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Triple Charm 11-4fav (8-12) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, ran on to chase leaders entering final furlong, one pace closing stages, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Novellen Lad (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Bavarian Princess (USA) 13-8fav (9-2) Took keen hold, tracked leading pair, ridden to challenge over 1f out, driven ahead final 100 yards, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol beating Qeethaara (8-1) by 3/4l, 4 ran.