Nick The Odds showed a big improvement to land a maiden race on his first start at Southwell last time which suggests it may have been due to the slower Fibresand surface. Cascadia won at the same track in August but has finished nearer last than first in three subsequent outings while Volodina has yet to threaten. L'Es Fremantle has shown nothing as yet, so a token vote in a pretty poor race goes to MAUPITI EXPRESS, who should appreciate the return to Polytrack having been placed on fast ground at Redcar last year.
Nick The Odds (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon headway led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Jan beating Playtothewhistle (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Boogangoo (IRE) 8-11fav (8-8) Made all, ridden clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (5) pol beating Jazzy Lady (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 3 ran.
L'es Fremantle (FR) 100-1 (8-1) Outpaced towards rear, never a factor, last of 6, 37l behind Slinky Mcvelvet (8-5) at Southwell 1m 2yo clm stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Maupiti Express (FR) 9-4 (8-8) Slowly into stride, led after 1f, headed over 2f out, faded over 1f out, last of 4, 13l behind Stoney Quine (8-11) at Southwell 1m 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Dec.
Cascadia (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, driven and lost place over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 11l behind Jazzy Lady (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.
Volodina (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Led narrowly, ridden and headed 2f out, lost place 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Frankthetank (8-11) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jan.