On paper this seller looks a three horse race between Amazing Blue Sky, Cause For Applause and SWISS ART with the last named getting the verdict.Ron Harris' charge found a step up to a mile at this track the perfect recipe last time winning on his first attempt at the trip on the fibresand. That victory came in an almost identical contest and he had he had his two main rivals well beaten.Cause For Applause was about four lengths back in fourth place that day but was giving the pick a pound. This time, however, he re-opposes with a six pound weight swing in his favour so it is plausible that form could be over turned; plausible but not likely.Amazing Blue Sky was three lengths behind the selection in that race and was giving him five pounds but this time they compete off level terms so things could be tighter, especially has Amazing Blue Sky held his form well next time up. To be honest it's hard to find anything to recommend the others so we'll stick with these three and Swiss Art to be a picture perfect winner.
Amazing Blue Sky 3-1 (8-7) Keen, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, kept on to go 3rd over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 6, 8l behind Dispol Diva (8-4) at Southwell 1m 3f 3yo clm (6) fbs.
Swiss Art (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Prominent, hampered and switched right 2f out, headway to lead when hung left over 1f out, kept on final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 3yo sll (6) fbs beating Jonnie Skull (8-12) by 1l, 9 ran.
Cause For Applause (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) In touch, led after 1f, ridden and hung left 2f out, headed when not much room over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Swiss Art (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3yo sll (6) fbs.
Incy Wincy 25-1 (8-2) Mid-division, headway on inside from 2f out, effort over 1f out, not paced to challenge and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Fairly Honest (9-2) at Kempton 1m stk (7) pol in Feb.
Amatara (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Steadied start, some headway 2f out, never dangerous from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 7l behind Fairly Honest (9-2) at Kempton 1m stk (7) pol in Feb.
Avrilo 100-1 (8-5) Well behind final 3f, tailed off, last of 12, 43l behind Pressing Matters (9-3) at W'hampton 7f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Nov.
Flaming Ruby 14-1 (8-3) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 9l behind Bold Rose (9-0) at Southwell 5f 3yo hcp (6) fbs in Feb.
Yellow River (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Jumped awkwardly and slow into stride, pulled hard and always in rear, last of 8, 14l behind Sarasota Sunshine (9-1) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Feb.