The betting suggested Mataajir would return to winning ways here last time and he duly obliged with an easy victory over track and trip. Upped 8lb for that success, he makes more appeal than recent course winner Putin, but may find FAIRY WING too good. The latter scored over 6f here before following up with a victory over the minimum trip. He won over a mile when trained in Ireland and the hat-trick beckons for Violet Jordan's charge despite a penalty. Seamstress should be thereabouts again without being quite good enough but Mucky Molly and Olynard have a bit to find with the principal contenders on recent running.
Fairy Wing (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar beating Rambo Will (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mataajir (USA) 6-4fav (9-0) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly to draw clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar beating Mucky Molly (9-7) by 5l, 8 ran.
Seamster 7-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Pull The Pin (8-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Vitznau (IRE) 33-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, raced wide towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Alpha Tauri (9-8) at Southwell 7f sell stks (6) fbs in Mar.
Putin (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Made all, ridden over 1f out, soon pressed, kept on well towards finish, won at Southwell 1m hcp 0-68 (6) fbs in Mar beating Maggie Pink (9-12) by 3 1/2l, 5 ran.
Mucky Molly 4-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, chased winner 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Mataajir (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Mar.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 5-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace final 2f, 5th of 12, 6l behind Marshall Art (9-2) at Southwell 6f sll hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Feb.
Olynard (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 5th of 10, 5l behind Fairy Wing (9-6) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-68 (6) fbs in Mar.
Vogarth 50-1 (8-13) Dwelt outpaced, ridden halfway, never a factor, 10th of 11, 18l behind Come On Dave (9-3) at Southwell 5f sell stks (6) fbs in Aug.