Hills determined to keep focus with Kiyoshi

Jamie Spencer on board Kiyoshi
Jamie Spencer on board Kiyoshi
The start of racing on Washout Wednesday / Picture by Malcolm Wells

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Goodwood maiden winner Kiyoshi will head to Newmarket after dazzling at Royal Ascot.

The two-year-old Dubawi filly won over six furlongs in West Sussex in May.

She followed that impressive success up with a dramatic demolition of her rivals in the Group 3 Albany Stakes in Berkshire on Friday.

The victory was made all the more impressive by her late waywardness, which saw her hang violently right and cross the course in the final furlong under jockey Jamie Spencer.

Kiyoshi, who was sent off at 8/1, was therefore value for more than her three-and-a-quarter length triumph over Sandiva.

The victory understandably prompted talk of a 1,000 Guineas bid next season.

But trainer Charlie Hills is determined to keep the lid on expectations.

He played down talk of the Guineas and chose to focus only on this season’s targets.

Hills said: ‘She was a bit free at the start but Jamie gave her a lovely, patient ride.

‘She is very laid-back, he gave her a little squeeze, she took off and almost got there too soon.

‘She was breathtaking and showed some turn of foot.

‘We’ll see how she comes out of the race.

‘It (1000 Guineas) is a long way away and I don’t like to make too many predictions.

‘We’ll have a look at Newmarket for the Cherry Hinton.

‘There’s the Lowther later on at York and she has an entry in the Moyglare at the Curragh.’

Meanwhile, Richard Hannon is weighing up a trip to Salisbury for Our Queenie on Sunday (4.40pm).

The Strategic Prince filly won a maiden at Goodwood last time out – justifying 1/4-favouritism on her third start.

And her Wiltshire handler has now entered her in the Bathwick Tyres Auction Stakes – a conditions race.

Her stable-mate Ligeia, who was second in the same race on the Downs before following up with success at Newbury, has also been pencilled in for the contest.

Meanwhile, 2012 Supreme Stakes champion Producer could make his return for the yard in the Group 3 Criterion Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday.