APPEAL has all the makings of a typical Sir Mark Prescott improver. The 200,000gns purchase steps up in trip for her handicap debut and, with plenty of stamina on her dam's side and an apprentice taking 7lb off her back, she's likely to come in for plenty of support. Zafranagar won at Leicester when last seen at the track back in May but Rowan Ridge could prove a bigger threat having scored over 1m4f at Kempton last month. Nutshell showed a bit more in a lower grade race last time but Broughtons Swinger has yet to win on the all-weather and arrives out of form.
Kiss A Prince 17-2 (9-4) Slowly away, mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Green Wadi (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Zafranagar (IRE) 10-3 (8-8) Pulled hard in rear, headway on inside 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, switched left approaching final furlong, squezzed between horses entering final furlong, soon led, ran on, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May beating Addikt (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Soundbyte 9-2 (9-11) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 5f out, pushed along to 3rd 3f out until approaching final 2f, weakened entering final 2f, 4th of 8, 23l behind Quinsman (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Broughtons Swinger 8-1 (9-5) In touch on inside, ridden and weakened approaching final 2f, 9th of 12, 9l behind Mons Calpe (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Rowan Ridge 9-2fav (9-1) In touch, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mons Calpe (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Naheell 14-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along and in mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 11l behind Ninfea (9-0) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Appeal (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Slolwly into stride, soon recovered and in touch, pushed along 4f out, soon outpaced and lost place, stayed on again from over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 10l behind Eshtibaak (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Formidable Guest 10-1 (10-2) Held up towardxs rear, headway on outside well over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Rajnagan (10-4) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Nutshell 8-1 (9-0) Keen with leaders, led over 9f out, headed over 4f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pinotage (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.