A novices' hurdle that could prove to be informative but for today we will side with Miss Ceka, with Donatessa and Petrovka among those respected. Miss Ceka returns to Folkestone for just her second racecourse outing, after going well enough here in a soft ground bumper in January. The form of that race has worked out pretty well and she should have no problem handling a sound surface so she is the nomination. Donatessa was a soft ground flat winner in Germany 11 months ago and she went well enough on her British debut. This is her first start since April and if straight enough she can get involved. Petrovka has shown a fair level of form in novices' but has had plenty of chances without hitting the mark and may be better campaigned in low grade handicaps. Poker Queen, Takotna and Princess Flame are all respected from connections who can elicit plenty of improvement, while Eila comes from a yard that is flying, but Miss Ceka left a good impression here first time out and can score.
Azione 10-1 (10-0) Led to 4f out, chased winner to over 2f out, soon weakened, 3rd of 11, 36l behind Master Overseer (10-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f nhf (6) hvy in Mar.
Divine River 33-1 (9-6) Headway 9f out, led over 4f out, clear 3f out, hung left and headed 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 15l behind Polyquest (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol (Flat).
Divine White 16-1 (8-4) Broke well, soon outpaced, some headway over 2f out, kept on one pace, 7th of 12, 3l behind Ceris Star (8-6) at W'hampton 7f app stk (7) pol (Flat).
Donatessa (GER) 5-1 (10-10) Held up towards rear, steady progress from 5th, ridden after 3 out, one pace from next, 4th of 12, 15l behind Sandymac (11-2) at Fontwell 2m 2f mrs mdn hdl (4) gf in Apr.
Eila 7-1 (10-7) Prominent, led after 2f, ridden and headed 7f out, ridden and weakened over 4f out, 11th of 14, well behind Diavoleria (10-4) at Ludlow 2m mrs nhf (5) gs in Mar.
Gallileo Figaro (USA) 10-3 (8-7) Always in rear, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 25l behind Missoula (8-10) at York 2m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs (Flat).
Mandalay Lady 66-1 (10-5) Towards rear, effort approaching 3 out, soon ridden and weakened, 5th of 12, 14l behind Zamboozle (10-12) at Huntingdon 2m nov hdl (4) gf.
Maybe A Malt (IRE) 25-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, led 6f out to 3f out, soon weakened under pressure, 10th of 14, 24l behind Theft (10-2) at Kempton 2m nhf (5) gd in Mar.
Miss Ceka (IRE) 11-4 (11-2) Held up in mid-division, headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Irish Wedding (10-13) at Folkestone 2m 1f mrs nhf (6) sft in Jan.
Petrovka (IRE) 8-1 (10-10) In touch, led before 2nd, headed next, chased winner until lost place between last 2, one pace, 3rd of 7, 12l behind Artless (10-10) at Hexham 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd.
Princess Flame (GER) 16-1 (10-13) Held up in touch, mid-division when brought down in race won by Turbo Linn (11-4) at Aintree 2m 1f mrs lst nhf (1) gd in Apr, 20 ran.
Spot The Lady (IRE) 33-1 (10-4) In touch, ridden 7f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, well behind Team Chaser (11-2) at Taunton 2m 1f nhf (6) gd in Mar.
Takotna (IRE) 7-4fav (11-0) Always prominent, led 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Nakoma (11-0) at Towcester 2m mrs nhf (5) gf in Apr.
Winds of Change 16-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and strongly pressed straight, headed over 1f out, weakened, 10th of 15, 13l behind All Sorts Star (9-11) at Tralee 1m 4f hcp 0-80 gs in Aug '06 (Flat).
Poker Queen 5-2 (10-10) Always mid-division, 9th of 16, 13l behind I'msingingtheblues (11-3) at Wincanton 2m mdn nhf (6) gd in Mar.
Take It There 100-1 (10-7) Behind until past weakening rivals from 3 out, 7th of 18, 45l behind Duc De Regniere (11-0) at Newbury 2m nov hdl (2) gs in Dec.