Thorpe Bay has been placed over 6f here on recent visits but Sarah Berry remains 5lb higher than when scoring at Kempton in October. BEACH RHYTHM has won over track and trip and came out best at Wolverhampton last time. He gets the vote to follow up as collateral form also gives him the beating of Jiminy. Coalburn has claims on his form in soft ground and Sophie's Beau can race off a lower mark than when winning at Catterick in August.
Thorpe Bay 9-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Spitfire (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.
Sarah Berry 16-1 (9-1) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Shawkantango (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Beach Rhythm (USA) 2-1fav (9-6) Raced keenly, made all, clear halfway, ridden over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Beacon Tarn (9-9) by nk, 10 ran.
Lucky Mark (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Pulled hard and prominent, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Give Us A Belle (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Jiminy 3-1fav (9-4) Soon ridden along in touch, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Danzoe (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ichimoku 9-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Planetex (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Coalburn 4-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Fleurtille (9-1) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Errigal Lad 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway before 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Spellmaker (9-4) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Lucky Mellor 33-1 (8-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind Give Us A Belle (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
King's Ciel 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind The Dancing Lord (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Sophie's Beau (USA) 20-1 (10-10) Close up, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 8l behind Fleurtille (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Oct.
Chateau Lola 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, under pressure over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind The Dancing Lord (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol.