Anipa won a maiden at Wolverhampton last month and Lockedoutaheaven went close at the same track recently. Norse Star wasn't beaten far when third at Kempton on his comeback and Wylye scored at Newbury on her debut in October. Poker Gold won a maiden race over a mile on the Polytrack while Stoneham and Improvized are others with claims in a wide-open affair. But LOVE TANGLE opened his account at Nottingham in November and with this longer trip looking sure to suit, Brian Meehan's charge gets a tentative vote to come out best on his handicap debut.
Wylye 8-1 (9-0) Always prominent, every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon rallied, stayed on well to lead closing stages, won at Newbury 1m 2yo stks (4) hvy in Oct beating Dogaressa (9-0) by nk, 11 ran.
Anipa 11-10fav (8-3) Tracked leading pair, push along over 3f out, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar beating Tarrafal (8-8) by hd, 4 ran.
Poker Gold (FR) 6-1 (9-6) With leader and keen, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, last of 6, 10l behind Crowdmania (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Norse Star (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Tracked leader until 5f out, tracked leaders, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Votary (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Love Tangle (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Nov beating Stout Cortez (9-5) by 1l, 9 ran.
Lockedoutaheaven (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, headway on outside tracking leaders 5f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly and edged left inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Genius Boy (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Son Of Feyan (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 6, 5l behind Economy (9-13) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Stoneham 11-2 (8-4) Led, ridden 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Indian Trifone (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Improvized 11-4 (9-7) Dwelt tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 11l behind Hedge End (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Softly She Treads (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Towards rear, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 10, 19l behind Belfilo (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.