Taquka returned an easy winner of a maiden over 5f at Lingfield last time and Exceeder scored over the minimum trip at Wolverhampton in October. Fear Or Favour won at Bath before running well on his handicap debut at the same course in September. Mick's Yer Man was last seen at the track in the same month but the Brocklesby winner goes well fresh. All of the above can be given a chance, though GONE WITH THE WIND looks a safer bet. He showed good progress to land maiden race at Lingfield and can follow up on his handicap bow, rewarding William Buick for his only ride of the meeting in the process.
Taquka (IRE) 2-11fav (8-13) Edged right throughout, made all, wide into straight 2f out, pushed out, comfortable, won at Lingfield 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Shamardyh (8-8) by 5l, 4 ran.
Mick's Yer Man 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and given reminder, not much room 5f out, soon well behind, tailed off, last of 7, 36l behind De Repente (7-13) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Exceeder 9-4 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Sunset Shore (9-3) by nk, 7 ran.
Fear Or Favour (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to 2nd approaching final furlong, no chance with unchallenged winner, 2nd of 8, 4l behind Deeds Not Words (8-11) at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Gone With The Wind (GER) 7-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd 4f out, led 2f out, driven over 1f out, held on well, won at Lingfield 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Jan beating Android (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Artemis (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Dont Have It Then (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.