Some useful performers have won this in the past and AWAIT THE DAWN should join them. Aidan O'Brien's Giant's Causeway colt has a penalty for his facile victory in a Leopardstown Group 3 in September but looked a potential top-class performer that day and has entries in all the major summer events. Forte Dei Marmi should make the transition to pattern races this campaign and will be better for his recent run but Distant Memories would prefer some give in the ground and he's unlikely to get that here. Dream Eater may prove the chief threat as he's been placed at a higher level than this though he's yet to win after 21 attempts at Group level.
Await The Dawn (USA) 7-2fav (9-1) Tracked leader in 2nd, improved to lead entering straight, soon drew clear, stayed on strongly, eased from over 100 yards from finish, impressive, won at Leopardstown 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep beating South Easter (9-8) by 9l, 10 ran.
Critical Moment (USA) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 8l behind Side Glance (9-0) at Ascot 1m Listed stks (1) gf in Apr.
Distant Memories (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Cirrus Des Aigles (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 (1) sft in Oct.
Dream Eater (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, one pace when not clearest of runs over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Dick Turpin (9-0) at Sandown 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Apr.
Forte Dei Marmi 4-1 (8-12) Always in rear, ridden over 2f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Ransom Note (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gf in Apr.
Light From Mars 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, all out, just held on, won at Newbury 1m hcp (2) gf in Apr beating Pintura (8-9) by nk, 25 ran.