Berlusca bounced back to form to win over C&D in October, but given her inconsistency it's hard to be confident about her following-up, while Sunny Side Up isn't one to rely on either as she was well beaten at Beverley last time after a decent effort at York. DANSILI DUTCH had the excuse of soft ground for her latest below par effort, but David Barron's filly had won a nursery on a fast surface at Nottingham before that and she's fancied to return to winning ways here. A losing favourite at Kempton last week, Marah Music gets first-time blinkers today, while Lana Mae has scope for further progress after an improved run at Lingfield.
Berlusca (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Behind, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct beating Ionwy (8-10) by nk, 13 ran.
Marah Music 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear on inside, headway and effort 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, never on terms, 8th of 12, 9l behind Intomist (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Dansili Dutch (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 9l behind Pitt Rivers (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Sunny Side Up (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Loyal Master (9-7) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) sft in Aug.
Lana Mae 66-1 (8-5) Raced keenly, led, headed well over 2f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 5l behind Miriam's Song (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Bitter Lemon 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 18, 1 3/4l behind Emily Hall (8-1) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Villa Reigns 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders early, outpaced and dropped mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Idler (9-3) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft in Oct.
M J Woodward 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Gin Twist (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Tangtastic (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 7th of 11, 6l behind I See You (9-0) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Colourful Event (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 9l behind Intomist (8-13) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Songbird Blues 11-1 (8-8) Towards rear, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, driven and stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Atlantis Crossing (8-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Heidi's Delight (IRE) 14-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Atlantis Crossing (8-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
All Good News (IRE) 150-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 26l behind Right Result (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.