APPEAL was sent off favourite on her handicap debut at Lingfield a week ago and showed the anticipated improvement stepping up in trip. She gets to stretch out another furlong here and is a winner without a penalty for landing last week's apprentices race. Vittachi is also on the upgrade and should figure after scoring twice at Catterick last month, but Body Language's recent win at Redcar looks stronger form and she makes more appeal. Ninfea is another recent winner but this looks tougher than the handicap she won at this track last time.
Pelham Crescent (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Held up mid-division, ridden 2f out, one pace, 7th of 13, 6l behind Record Breaker (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Jezza 5-4fav (9-12) In touch, switched right 5f out, headway to lead over 4f out and increase pace, ridden 2f out, headed narrowly over 1f out, no extra near finish, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Parhelion (9-10) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Mar.
Cloudy Start 7-2 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, modest headway inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 9, 16l behind Warneford (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-70) (3-5yo) (6) gd in Oct.
Treacle Tart 8-1 (9-8) Keen in rear, headway to lead over 11f out, clear 8f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra just inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Red Current (8-12) at Folkestone 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Dazzling Valentine 33-1 (9-1) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Hidden Glory (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Body Language (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, soon tracked leader in 2nd, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Oct beating Singzak (9-7) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Vittachi 11-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 4f out, challenged over 2f out, led well over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct beating Strong Knight (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Appeal (IRE) 7-4fav (8-5) Held up in touch, headway to lead over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Lingfield 1m 5f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Formidable Guest (8-5) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Ninfea (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) In touch, headway to 3rd over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, chased leader final 75 yards, stayed on to lead close home, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Fifty Cents (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Rosenblatt (GER) 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, last of 11, 24l behind Korngold (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.