The veteran Colinca's Lad likes it around here and followed a fine effort in a better race than this on the track with a victory at Yarmouth. He must be considered with Rosie Jessop's claim a bonus though NAVE would be a penalty kick here if running as he did at Windsor last week where he landed a handicap by 8l. A 6lb penalty looks nothing to be concerned about though connections did say he loves a right-hand track. Balady stepped up to this trip for the first time at Windsor last month and produced her best run for a long time so she's on the short-list with just a 2lb rise. None of the remainder are easily dismissed and Mighty Clarets has been in winning form over hurdles.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Made all, soon clear, pressed inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun beating Villa Royale (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Paloma's Prince (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Chased winner, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Stock Hill Fair (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Gold Mine 13-8fav (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 26l behind Sunny Future (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Nave (USA) 2-1fav (9-6) Dwelt and slightly hampered start, held up in touch, headway to chase leaders 8f out, chased leader approaching final 3f, led over 2f out, well in command over 1f out, easily, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun beating Royal Etiquette (9-0) by 8l, 7 ran.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 50-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Continuum (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Balady (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Chased leading pair, pushed along and went 2nd 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and hung left soon after, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Green Earth (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Mighty Clarets (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader until over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 14l behind King's Masque (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd in Sep.