Nave is consistent and reliable with regard to getting involved at the business end but the record books reveal no win since 2010. This is a decent opportunity whilst TIME SQUARE is a far more regular visitor to the winner's circle with three wins from the last eight starts. However, all three came on Polytrack although the Carroll gelding is proficient on turf too as his penultimate start at Goodwood revealed when runner-up to Balmoral Castle in an amateur riders' handicap. Adam Kirby is a good booking and he gets the vote in a tricky puzzle. Tempuran, a German import for David Bridgewater, shaped well on his first outing for the yard when third at Chepstow after a considerable absence and is well worth a place on the shortlist.
Tempuran 14-1 (9-1) Started very slowly and lost many lengths, headway and in touch in rear 4f out, stayed on final 2f, went 3rd final 110 yards, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Play Street (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Linkable 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside over 3f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, edged left and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Green Earth (8-12) at Windsor 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Kittens 7-1 (9-4) In touch, headway on inner from over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Cornish Beau (9-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Nave (USA) 7-2 (8-13) Keen in touch, ridden over 3f out, driven and headway 2f out, ran on under pressure towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Sunny Future (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Star Date (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division on outside, ridden 2f out, driven in 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 7l behind Mountain Range (9-1) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Time Square (FR) 6-4fav (9-5) Made all, ridden clear 2f out, driven and stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Minstrel Lad (9-1) by 2l, 12 ran.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to 3rd over 1f out, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Breaking The Bank (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (5) gf.
Shameless Man (IRE) 150-1 (9-8) Slowly into stide, soon in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 20l behind Pomology (8-10) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.