Red Shuttle invariably finds at least one too good and that is likely to be the case again today. Spyder makes his seasonal reappearance while Effigy looks a light of former days and it's difficult to make a case for either Larkrise Star or Galletto on recent form. My Guardian Angel disappointed at Chester after getting off the mark on softer ground at Doncaster so we're going to concentrate on the David Simcock pair at the head of the weights. Nave's last win, two years ago, came off an 8lb higher mark but the vote goes to SAMMY ALEXANDER who is a little less exposed and will appreciate the better ground having floundered in the Chester mud on his latest start in June.
Nave (USA) 13-2 (8-2) Led, headed over 8f out, ridden to lead again over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Rock A Doodle Doo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Sammy Alexander 6-4fav (9-7) Slowly away, in rear, tracked leaders in 4th, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, last of 4, 8l behind Hamilton Hill (8-0) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Jun.
Spyder 10-1 (9-4) Pushed along to lead after 1f out, ridden 3f out, soon headed, one pace final 2f, 5th of 14, 10l behind Carinya (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Red Shuttle 4-1 (9-4) Raced centre in rear, merged with stand side 3f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Copperwood (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Effigy 10-1 (9-4) Last trio, headway on inside 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 12, 10l behind Standpoint (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
My Guardian Angel 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 3f out, well beaten 2f out, 8th of 11, 11l behind Clon Brulee (9-5) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Larkrise Star 12-1 (9-8) Behind, headway on outside over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 15, 5l behind Ambala (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Galletto (IRE) 150-1 (8-12) Held up, outpaced 3f out, 11th of 14, 16l behind Selkie's Friend (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Jul.