APPEASE has the most scope of these. His recent maiden victory over a mile at Kempton was all the more meritorious given it was his first outing of the year and he's a brother to a winning stayer in France. Red Shuttle has every chance on an earlier narrow-margin defeat over today's trip at Salisbury but recent winners Bold Cross and April Ciel have more on their plates racing off higher marks today. Silver Alliance and Jewelled are others in the handicapper's grip but Polytrack winner Excellent Puck can race off a lower mark back on this surface.
Jewelled 11-2 (9-12) Held up in rear off the pace, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 6, well behind Hunting Rights (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Appease 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 3f out, led entering final furlong, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol beating Aomen Rock (9-5) by 2l, 13 ran.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Raced wide tracked leader 6f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakening when short of room 2f out, 12th of 13, 32l behind Headline News (9-8) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Red Shuttle 5-1 (9-11) Held up 6 lengths of leading trio, ridden 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 6, 7l behind Hunting Rights (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Silver Alliance 9-2 (9-2) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, soon beaten, last of 6, 17l behind Breaking The Bank (9-1) at Windsor 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just failed, 2nd of 11, ns behind Exclusive Waters (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lady Sylvia 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Silver Lace (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Bold Cross (IRE) 13-2 (9-11) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon pressed, headed briefly inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Aug beating Taro Tywod (9-10) by nk, 7 ran.
April Ciel 6-1 (9-7) Made all, clear over 1f out, rider dropped whip inside final furlong, easily, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Monopoli (9-5) by 5l, 10 ran.
One Pursuit (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Dwelt always in rear, last of 11, 12l behind Miami Gator (9-5) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun '12.
Precision Five 8-1 (9-8) Tracking leaders in 5th when steadied off heels over 6f out, headway to 3rd over 3f out, ridden disputing 2nd inside final furlong, no extra in 4th post, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Exclusive Waters (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 20l behind Headline News (9-8) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Excellent Puck (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 4f out, pushed along over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Mcdelta (9-6) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Jan De Heem 11-8fav (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf beating Syrenka (9-5) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Gilded Frame 6-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 8l behind Ebony Roc (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.