HANDLES FOR FORKS is a winner without a penalty after landing an apprentices race at Doncaster last Sunday under today's rider. She gets the nod to follow-up ahead of the other recent winners Achalas, who carries a penalty for last week's victory over a shorter trip at Salisbury and Our Folly, who is upped in class after winning at Chepstow last time. Both Not Til Monday and Ponte Di Rosa face tougher tasks having placed on their latest starts over 2m while Schism has won twice over hurdles since last seen on the Flat and is not without a chance.
Schism 9-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway to go 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Hidden Valley (9-1) at Bath 2m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Achalas (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Awkwardly away and missed break, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led inside final 2f, ridden 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Shesha Bear (9-7) by 1l, 7 ran.
Bold Identity (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Always behind, last of 16, 7l behind Qaraaba (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun '11.
Devoted (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, chased leading pair until pushed along over 4f out, outpaced 3f out, rallied on inside to regain well held 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Lily In Pink (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) sft.
Not Til Monday (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Led 4f, chased leader until halfway, remained close up until outpaced 3f out, plugging on again when not much room inside final 2f, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 5, 2l behind Kadouchski (8-3) at Folkestone 2m hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Handles For Forks (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 7f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Favorite Girl (9-3) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Kahsabelle (FR) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader until ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 28l behind Cunning Act (8-13) at Goodwood 2m hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Our Folly 4-1 (8-13) Very slowly away, in rear, headway to chase leaders over 7f out, led over 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Sunny Future (9-10) by 5l, 7 ran.
Ponte Di Rosa 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chasing leaders when hung left over 1f out, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Waterford Star (8-8) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.