NAWAMEES is the pick in the seller with Edas and City Stable on the shortlist. Now with David Evans, the 11-year-old is bidding for a hattrick on this surface having won at meetings in January and February. He has been kept busy with a run on the Wolverhampton polytrack and a spin over hurdles and will be suited by the vagaries of today's small field. Edas is a frustrating character at the best of times and while he has spurned easier opportunities than this, he is dangerous if he fancies it. City Stable officially is well in on the figures. Formerly trained by Sir Michael Stoute, he showed nothing on first appearance for Richard Guest. My Friend Fritz was a beaten favourite in a similar contest in February though has not been seen since. National Hunt performer, Russian Invader is tried in eyeshields for the first time. Nawamees gets the nod in a race where all five have claims on their best form.
Edas 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 3f out, headed near line, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Inside Story (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Feb.
My Friend Fritz 6-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, driven over 5f out, one pace final 3f, 4th of 9, 18l behind Wabbraan (8-6) at Southwell 1m 4f sell stks (6) fbs in Feb.
Nawamees (IRE) 15-8fav (8-12) Led and set steady pace, quickened tempo 3f out, headed 2f out, kept on until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7l behind New England (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Russian Invader (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 4th of 7, 14l behind Wabbraan (8-3) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
City Stable (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Started very slowly, always last and tailed off final 3f, last of 7, well behind Salute (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.