The Johnston yard has won two of the last three renewals but Right Of Appeal has shown little in three starts over 6f so far. Belle Peinture finished a bit closer last time but Miss Verdoyante is another hard to fancy on her form to date. BIG KENNY found one too good at Southwell last week but had Sarlat well behind when scoring over a shorter trip here last month. Given the limited ability of today's rivals, David Evans' charge is fancied to return to winning ways.
Izbushka (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon outpaced and behind, kept on under pressure from over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 12l behind Joyful Friend (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Big Kenny 7-2 (8-3) Took keen hold and held up in rear, headway on wide outside to chase leaders 8f out, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Groovejet (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Right Of Appeal 25-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 14th of 15, 29l behind Jazz (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov.
Water For Life 12-1 (9-2) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression in 4th when hampered inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind It's All A Game (8-13) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-55) (6) fbs.
Sarlat 12-1 (8-8) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, went 4th over 6f out, outpaced 2f out, never dangerous after, last of 6, 4 1/2l behind Masterpaver (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Belle Peinture (FR) 25-1 (8-7) Took keen hold and held up in last pair, headway on outside over 3f out, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous after, 5th of 6, 4l behind Masterpaver (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Miss Verdoyante 66-1 (9-0) Mid-division on outside, driven over 4f out, lost place over 3f out, soon behind, 8th of 9, 18l behind Fractal (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol.