Christmas Light is generally consistent though she's only won twice in 32 starts and hasn't run since well beaten over hurdles in November. Thrust Control won a Beverley seller when rated 50 then followed up in a Catterick handicap. He couldn't cope with another weight rise back at Beverley a fortnight ago and the assessor may have got to him. Sardanapalus went up 5lb for his victory at Thirsk in September and has been unable to cope so it's SAREEAH who is given the nod. She showed some promise on Polytrack for Clive Brittain and was making her debut on Turf for David O'Meara when catching the eye at Thirsk earlier this month. That was her first start for a year and she's on a very lenient mark. Imaginary World is consistent enough and has won from a much higher mark over the track and trip in the past.
Croquembouche (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leader 1f, chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 27l behind Lowther (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Sardanapalus 11-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, soon switched right, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 5th of 15, 7l behind No Dominion (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Seattle Drive (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 7, 7l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-7) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Christmas Light 2-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway on inside well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd towards finish, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Space War (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Ellaal 50-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, never involved, 11th of 15, 11l behind No Dominion (9-2) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Falcon's Reign (FR) 8-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 14l behind Sharp And Smart (9-4) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged right and beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Whispered Times (8-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Hakuna Matata 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Sound Advice (9-6) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sareeah (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Lilac Lace (8-8) at Thirsk 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Save The Bees 8-1 (8-13) Rear division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8l behind Eutropius (9-3) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Imaginary World (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, stayed on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Yojojo (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Thrust Control (IRE) 9-2fav (8-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Mujaadel (8-12) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Striker Torres (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Held up, pushed along well over 2f out, always behind, 8th of 9, 9l behind Abhaath (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.