Saint-Cloud was good to us on Monday and we head back there for a maiden this afternoon. Just 2lbs separates the top four in the 3.00pm and there is obvious value to opposing the 11/10 favourite Kizmambo, for all that he drops in class.

 

Naval Academy has hinted at ability and handles soft turf. His return last month from a six-month break and a gelding operation at Senonnes wasn’t without promise. He broke sluggishly, had to make his move around a bend and wasn’t disgraced finishing 2nd, in trying to give over a stone away to a well-backed newcomer.

 

He’s bred fairly and looks an each-way steal in this company.

 

3.00pm Saint-Cloud – 1pt each-way Naval Academy @ 7-1 (Skybet, PaddyPower, WilliamHill, Betfair)