The three-year-old DAWN CALLING was having only his third start when making all in a Catterick maiden and coming home 8l clear. He could have been let in here on a very lenient mark and looks the one to beat. Lothair's hat-trick included a victory here and he was by no means disgraced in a better race at Carlisle. He has to be respected along with the veteran Tajneed, who has bounced back to form and was only just beaten in this class at Newcastle last time. The latter's stablemate Indego Blues could pose a threat as he scored nicely at Thirsk before finishing mid-division in the Bronze Cup at Ayr while yet another from the Nicholls yard, Bonnie Charlie, ran well in a tough handicap at Ayr won by Hazelrigg. Master Bond has a huge weight to carry thanks to his victory at Beverley.
Master Bond 13-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 2f out, led and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Modern Lady (8-7) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Klynch 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, no impression, 8th of 13, 9l behind Our Boy Jack (8-8) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Barkston Ash 14-1 (8-11) Held up and always towards rear, never involved, 10th of 13, 11l behind Cruise Tothelimit (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sunraider (IRE) 28-1 (9-11) Always behind and outpaced, 13th of 15, 8l behind Ashpan Sam (9-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Towbee 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 14, 8l behind Right Touch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Indego Blues 20-1 (8-12) Towards rear far side, one pace from over 1f out, finished 7th in far side group, 14th of 27, 9l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.
Dawn Calling (IRE) 15-8 (9-5) Made all, kicked clear over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd beating Imperial Bond (9-1) by 8l, 10 ran.
Bonnie Charlie 20-1 (8-10) Went left start, in rear stand side, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, 4th of stand side group, 5th of 24, 1 1/4l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
The Nifty Fox 25-1 (8-12) Towards rear stand side, never dangerous, 10th of stand side group, 17th of 24, 7l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Defence Council (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, good headway between horses over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, never nearer, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Evanescent (9-2) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Jinky 50-1 (8-7) Chased leaders far side, one pace final furlong, finished 5th in far side group, 12th of 27, 9l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft.
Amenable (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance throughout final furlong, not quicken in closing stages, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Oldjoesaid (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Tajneed (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1l behind Right Touch (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Just The Tonic 18-1 (9-0) Close up, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Perfect Pasture (8-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Economic Crisis (IRE) 28-1 (8-5) Taken to post early, close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 14, 9l behind Dancheur (8-6) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Lothair (IRE) 9-2fav (9-1) Prominent, ridden to press winner 2f out, one pace final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Perfect Pasture (8-12) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.