Mcconnell saves his best for this venue with eight of his previous 10 victories coming over track and trip. He's not easily dismissed despite not being the force of old but the younger MOE'S PLACE is still preferred. He went close over shorter trips here earlier in the year and is worth a try at a mile. Bladewood Girl and Blackamoor Harry will need a big improvement on previous attempts on this surface so Marina Ballerina looks a bigger danger.
Bladewood Girl 7-1 (9-8) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Tevez (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Knight Charm 33-1 (8-9) In touch on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 7l behind Gone Dutch (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Moe's Place (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Nordikhab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 13, 5l behind Angel Cake (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
McConnell (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Always behind, 9th of 10, 43l behind Anginola (9-10) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Lexi's Dancer 16-1 (7-13) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 6, 8l behind Jewelled (10-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Blackamoor Harry 8-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Calm Attitude (9-6) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Marina Ballerina 20-1 (8-7) Outpaced in rear, switched right to race wide over 5f out, some late headway, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 9l behind Imaginary World (9-3) at Southwell 7f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) fbs.
Multisure 16-1 (8-1) Soon led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 11, 24l behind Master Of Song (9-4) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.