A rather inauspicious start to proceedings with the weights headed by Dickie Le Davoir, who came with a wet sail to score at Newcastle last Saturday. He has a penalty here for his troubles but is a previous C&D winner, as is Powerful Pierre. Tim Easterby runs Another Citizen, a beaten favourite at Chester last week, and veteran Ryedane while Bryan Smart's Bartley is the only three-year-old in the contest. CONSISTANT has yet to win on Turf but was only beaten a head over C&D last month and also ran well over track and trip in June. Daniel Muscutt is a promising apprentice and the youngster can notch up another victory here. Catterick third Restless Bay is also chasing a first success on Turf but is a lot more exposed.
Dickie Le Davoir 12-1 (9-1) Behind, driven 3f out, headway under pressure towards far side over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, kept on, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Bandstand (8-13) by nk, 12 ran.
Another Citizen (IRE) 10-3fav (11-2) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd 1f out, keeping on same pace in 3rd when switched left inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Going French (11-3) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Restless Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, took 3rd post, 3rd of 10, 3l behind We'll Deal Again (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Consistant 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt, chased leader, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Above The Stars (9-2) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Half A Crown (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders to over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 17, 24l behind Sleepy Blue Ocean (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Bartley 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Celestial Dawn (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Powerful Pierre 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, switched right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 12, 6l behind Pre Tax Profit (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Ryedane (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-7) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Needy Mccredie 3-1fav (9-8) Dwelt, behind, some headway entering final furlong, never dangerous, 12th of 15, 13l behind Steel Stockholder (9-8) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Boy The Bell 7-1 (9-9) Prominent, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Lady Del Sol (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Errigal Lad 33-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon outpaced, 14th of 17, 15l behind Meandmyshadow (9-1) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Media Jury 50-1 (8-7) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Sally's Swansong (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Rutterkin (USA) 40-1 (8-10) In rear, not much room over 1f out, soon switched right, headway when hampered inside final furlong, never able to get on terms, 6th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Lizzy's Dream (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Myjestic Melody (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, not much room over 4f out, well held entering final furlong, 10th of 13, 8l behind Hello Stranger (9-3) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gd.
Cathcart Castle 40-1 (9-5) With leaders in 3rd, lost place well over 3f out, 9th of 10, 47l behind Future Wonder (8-5) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) sft in Aug.