Gone With The Wind has his first start on Turf but is on a hat-trick after back-to-back victories on the Polytrack and won't be far away if taking to the surface. Star Code won on soft ground at Epsom last year while Montaigne proved a consistent sort in his first season, though showed his best form over 5f. Stomp may do better as a three-year-old but was an expensive failure at Kempton in November. KING OF MACEDON won first time out as a juvenile and showed decent form in two later starts. He has plenty of scope and is an interesting contender here. Desert Ace was highly tried last year but looks high enough in the weights.
Desert Ace (IRE) 7-1 (8-4) Raced centre chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 4l behind Sleepy Sioux (8-3) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Montaigne 5-2fav (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Touch The Clouds (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
King Of Macedon (IRE) 11-4 (9-6) Pressed leader, ridden to lead and carried head high 2f out, headed entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Never To Be (8-13) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Diamond Lady 33-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 8, 24l behind Musical Comedy (9-13) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Fiftyshadesofgrey (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up, switched left 2f out, headway over 1f out, ridden and edged right entering final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Passing Star (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Star Code (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and held up in touch on inside, good headway between horses 2f out, ridden to dispute lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, lost 3rd final stride, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Killing Time (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Gone With The Wind (GER) 8-11fav (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar beating Taquka (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Classic Pursuit 3-1fav (9-7) Edged left thoughout, tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 6l behind Meaning Of Life (9-0) at Nottingham 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Stomp 5-4fav (9-0) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, not pace of winner, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Nova Princesse (8-11) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Tableforten 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 7th of 12, 11l behind Kenny The Captain (9-5) at Doncaster 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Honey Meadow 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, coon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec beating Thataboy (9-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Mimi Luke (USA) Evensfav (9-0) 2nd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Jaywalker (9-2) at Lingfield 5f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.