It doesn't get any easier in the finale and NAVENE is only a speculative selection to get the better of King Of The Moors and Kildare Sun. Strong support for Resentful Angel would also be dangerous to ignore. The last named went close at Warwick at the start of this month and, as this isn't any tougher, she is one to monitor carefully. Kildare Sun has started to show a liking for racing on turf of late and, having finished in the frame in each of his last two starts, he is a leading candidate to again claim a share of the prize-money. However, he is yet to win away from his beloved Wolverhampton, so needs to put a few ghosts to bed. King Of The Moors is a consistent type and having won off a 3lb higher mark in the past, he is potentially well treated. The market is likely to be a solid guide where he is concerned. However, it can also be worth taking a chance that Navene is ready and willing to make an impact on her seasonal debut. Chris Wall's mare is as honest as they come and, as she may be a different proposition now she has another year of strength to add to her profile; Navene is taken as the one to show up best in a very tough conclusion to the Nottingham card.
Navene (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Raced keenly in touch, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Jawaab (9-1) at Warwick 1m hcap (5) gd in Sep.
King of Rhythm (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, until weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind It's A Dream (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
King of The Moors (USA) 4-1 (8-4) Held up in touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Arctic Cape (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Prince Golan (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 11l behind General Tufto (8-8) at Southwell 1m 3f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) fbs in Mar.
Resentful Angel 9-2 (9-10) Led after 1f, edged right bend entering straight, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Perfect Friend (9-2) at Warwick 7f (5) gf.
West End Lad 22-1 (8-9) Led until over 4f out, soon lost place, last of 11, 27l behind Hilbre Court (8-11) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Kildare Sun (IRE) 5-2fav (8-9) Held up behind leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Bere Davis (8-11) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Inside Story (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 16, 9l behind Sirvino (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
The Grey One (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Slowly into stride and always behind, 13th of 16, 16l behind Shaded Edge (10-7) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Quick Off The Mark 5-1 (9-1) Led, headed 6f out, led again over 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 12l behind Ridgeway Jazz (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Tanforan 33-1 (8-0) Always rear division, 13th of 14, 20l behind Blue Charm (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Time To Regret 7-1 (9-0) Always prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 6l behind Nassar (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Pinewood Lulu 10-1 (9-4) Held up, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 35l behind Casino Night (8-11) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp (6) sft in Sep.
Registrar 9-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, never able to challenge, 6th of 11, 9l behind Hobson (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Yakama (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway towards inside over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, driven upsides inside final furlong, no extra and held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Mr Fantozzi (8-13) at Brighton 1m hcp (6) fm.
Empire Seeker (USA) 66-1 (9-1) Chased leader, led 3f out, ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Free Tussy (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Seasonal Cross 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Annes Rocket (8-2) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.