NAVE saves his best for this venue and scored over course and distance for the second time when successful here a fortnight ago. He's been raised 3lb but is dropped in class and can go in again. Both Castle Combe and Loch Ma Naire have something to prove in today's grade and also over 1m4f while Mustamir has blinkers fitted as he attempts the distance for the first time. Softly She Treads is hard to fancy on recent form.
Nave (USA) 5-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway 3f out, chased clear leader 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf beating Echo Brava (10-4) by nk, 9 ran.
Castle Combe (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Soon led, headed 2f out, chased winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, no extra in 3rd final 135 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Aurelia Cotta (9-1) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Loch Ma Naire (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Compton Bird (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Mustamir (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Held up in 5th, effort over 2f out, never on terms, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind New Street (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Softly She Treads (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Storm Rider (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.