McConnell has won a couple of plating races over a mile here recently, but a 6lb penalty and a return to handicap company may see him struggle to follow-up. King Of Windsor makes his debut on Fibresand on his first start for Keith Dalgleish and stablemate Chookie Avon makes more appeal as he's finished behind ANDIAMO VIA the last twice. The latter scored over track and trip last month before finishing a creditable third to Podgies Boy from a wide draw here on Tuesday and he gets the vote to land this with a similar effort. Course winner Liteup My World is returning from a lengthy absence and may be best watched.
McConnell (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, headway over 3f out, soon ridden to challenge, every chance over 1f out, stayed on strongly to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Southwell 1m clm stks (6) fbs beating Sunnyside Tom (9-1) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
King Of Windsor (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Held up, headway approaching 1f out, soon pressed winner, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Dec.
Piceno (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed entering final 3f, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Il Battista (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Dec.
Avonrose 15-2 (9-1) In rear, outpaced 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression when not much room 1f out, 8th of 11, 4l behind Bandstand (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Chookie Avon 5-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 8th of 10, 9l behind Podgies Boy (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Prize Point 14-1 (9-5) Led after 1f, pressed 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 6l behind Qadar (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Liteup My World (USA) 9-4fav (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 6, 27l behind Daring Dream (8-13) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun '10.
Andiamo Via 6-1 (8-7) Dwelt, soon led, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Podgies Boy (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.