SHELAGH is worth sticking with here. She won her maiden at Kempton in March and wasn't seen again until making a winning reappearance over C&D just 10 days ago. There should be more to come from Jo Crowley's filly and she's preferred to another unexposed sort in Chokidar, who won a maiden by six lengths at Wolverhampton last time. Pipers Piping is facing a tougher task off a higher mark having won at the same track last week, but Bold Ring is a winner without a penalty as she bids for her a hat-trick after landing an apprentice race over track and trip on her latest start.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden 1f out, led and edged left inside final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Aerodynamic (9-8) by hd, 12 ran.
Chokidar (IRE) 6-4 (9-3) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol beating Bint Elnadim (8-12) by 6l, 10 ran.
Ventura Cove (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Main Beach (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mountrath 7-2fav (8-12) Tracked leader and keen, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 19l behind Sweet Secret (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
My Learned Friend (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Valencha (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Shelagh (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Close up, effort on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Lutine Charlie (9-13) by 1l, 12 ran.
Forks 7-1 (9-5) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 5l behind Bold Ring (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Bold Ring (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Anjomarba (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Qubuh (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mary's Pet 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 11l behind Qubuh (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Timpanist (USA) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Cheylesmore (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Bold Ring 5-1 (9-4) Held up, headway approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-58 (6) pol beating Gazboolou (9-4) by ns, 13 ran.
Indus Valley (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, went 5th approaching straight, close 4th 1f out, no impression and kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Mount Abora (9-7) at Dundalk 1m hcp 50-70 pol in Sep.
Pytheas (USA) 14-1 (8-10) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Berbice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.