CALEDONIA PRINCESS showed the first sign this season that she could add to last year's three wins when runner-up at Folkestone recently. Jo Hughes' mare is fancied to go one better in this company. Bobby's Doll continues to improve though both wins have come at Brighton, while Bouncy Bouncy and Imaginary Diva are recent C&D winners but both are 5lb higher today. Simple Rhythm, who was outpaced over this trip at Brighton on Friday, seems better over further nowadays and the remaining pair are hard to fancy.
Caledonia Princess 5-2 (9-6) In touch, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 5, nk behind Straboe (8-7) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bobby's Doll 11-4fav (9-7) Chased leading pair on inside, challenged 2f out, soon led, driven and in command final 120 yards, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Bateleur (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Bouncy Bouncy (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Wicked Wilma (8-5) at Hamilton 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Imaginary Diva 4-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, not clear run over 2f out until squeezed through on rail over 1f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Desert Strike (9-9) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Caramelita 16-1 (9-3) Raced wide, always towards rear, ridden and struggling on outside over 3f out, last of 9, 16l behind Highland Harvest (9-11) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Simple Rhythm 11-4fav (9-1) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon pressing leader, no extra close home, 3rd of 5, 2 1/4l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-9) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Instructress 12-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, headed 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Dangerous Illusion (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.