Nezwaah is one of six fillies set to line-up in the Listed Rothesay Stakes, a £50,000 prize run over ten furlongs, and the daughter of Dubawi will try to build on a productive 2016 that included victory in the Listed Hoppings Stakes at Newcastle and a creditable run in top-flight company in the G1 E.P. Taylor Stakes at Woodbine.
Roger said: “Nezwaah breaking through the stalls before her intended reappearance in the Dahlia Stakes was a freak occurrence and she has since passed a stalls test with flying colours.
“This race is an equally-nice starting point on decent ground and she looks the one to beat on official ratings. I hope she can make a winning start to her season.”
Nezwaah will also look to continue a good start to the week for Sheikh Ahmed following the victory of To Dibba in the seven-furlong maiden at Leicester on Monday evening.
Another representative of the all-conquering Dubawi, To Dibba finished second behind subsequent Greenham Stakes runner-up Dream Castle on his reappearance at Doncaster.
To Dibba put that experience to good use here, travelling strongly under Andrea Atzeni before powering clear on the run to the line to confirm himself as a progressive individual.
Roger said: “To Dibba enjoyed the ease in the ground and he put this race to bed in nice fashion. He looks ready for a step up in trip now and he should continue to progress in handicap company.”
Nezwaah and Andrea Atzeni finishing third in Listed company at Newbury last season.