NAVE can take a successful first step into handicap company by getting the better of Kurtanella and Evergreen Dancer amongst others. Time may tell that Nave didn't have a prayer when twice encountering soft ground during his three runs in maidens but far better is expected on this artificial surface. His best performance came on fast ground but this American bred colt could prove even better suited by Polytrack in which case he may prove to be attractively handicapped. Zinjbar was made favourite for his nursery bow following some promising runs in maidens but the run has to go down as disappointing and the drop back in trip may not be the answer. Hill Of Miller and Candyfloss Girl may be capable of better as may Evergreen Dancer be with marginal preference for John Best's runner who appears to be heading along the right lines. Little has gone right for Kurtanella since her first two starts but she looks to have been overfaced and it would be no great surprise to see her fare much better in this company but we prefer to side with Nave.
Kurtanella 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, last of 10, 15l behind Jira (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gd in Jun.
Hill Of Miller (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Disputed lead, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 12l behind Running Mate (9-3) at Nottingham 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Jul.
Kakapuka 15-2 (9-3) Led, headed over 1f out, weakening when not much room approaching final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Dark Eyes (8-12) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.
Tucker's Law 7-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, pushed along halfway, weakened well over 1f out, last of 5, 24l behind Ginger Ted (7-13) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp (5) hvy in Jul.
Zinjbar (USA) 5-2fav (8-11) Went left start, in touch on outside, driven along and not quicken 2f out, went moderate 3rd briefly 1f out, no extra, 4th of 8, 7l behind Toga Tiger (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (5) pol in Jul.
Nave (USA) 9-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, push along halfway, soon lost place, well beaten final 2f, 9th of 10, 11l behind Tamanaco (8-9) at Pontefract 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) sft in Jul.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on rail, ridden over 1f out, weakened final 1f, 7th of 9, 8l behind Yer Woman (9-7) at Sandown 5f 2yo hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Evergreen Dancer (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 16, 9l behind Classic Colori (9-3) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Candyfloss Girl 50-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden inside final furlong, no impression, 6th of 15, 7l behind Dark Eyes (8-12) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) gd in Jul.