PRESENT DANGER was well backed for her seasonal debut at Newcastle and went close when runner-up to Istiqdaam. There was cut in the ground when Tom Dascombe's filly landed her maiden last year and she looks the one to beat on only her third start. Bella Noir drops back in trip having finished third in similar company at Newmarket last time and dual C&D winner Alluring Star is not easily dismissed, despite a below-par effort at Thirsk last week where Diablo Dancer finished second. Indian Giver will handle the ground and will have come on for her recent comeback run, but First Class Favour registered all of last year's four wins at Catterick.
Bella Noir 8-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed just inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Pinch Of Posh (8-8) at Newmarket 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Requisite 10-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, driven to 3rd inside final 2f, kept on under pressure until weakened and lost places final 110 yards, 6th of 11, 3l behind Elsie's Orphan (9-7) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Ishiadancer 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 8th of 11, 8l behind Kingscroft (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Present Danger 2-1fav (9-3) Towards rear of mid-division, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on to chase winner final 50 yards, held near finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Istiqdaam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
First Class Favour (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders on inner, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Uptown Guy (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Breezolini 9-2 (9-0) Towards rear and pushed along, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind York Glory (9-0) at Pontefract 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Alluring Star 12-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 15l behind Uptown Guy (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Indian Giver 12-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon hung left, no impression, 3rd of 8, 12l behind Coolminx (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Social Rhythm 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 12th of 14, 13l behind Istiqdaam (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Diablo Dancer 28-1 (8-11) Prominent, led over 1f out, soon headed, one pace, 2nd of 13, 2 3/4l behind Uptown Guy (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.