slowly into stride, in rear, never on terms
keen and held up, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace
raced wide in rear, headway 3f out, soon challenged winner, driven and every chance until not quicken final strides
held up, behind and eased from over 4f out
pulled hard soon tracked leader until over 4f out, weakened over 1f out
soon led, ridden and headed approaching 3f out, kept on one pace
led early, tracked leader, led approaching 3f out, soon hard pressed, driven and all out, gamely
close up, ridden over 4f out, kept on one pace
close up, ridden to chase leading pair over 2f out, driven and stayed on near finish
keen and always in rear
WINE 'N DINE has ran well over hurdles without looking like winning on a couple of occasions since returning from nearly two years off the track. A chance is taken the Polytrack winner will handle today's surface and he can land this if running anywhere near his current mark. Mcconnell has been in winning form over shorter trips here of late and can go close if lasting home. He's well treated on today's terms compared to other recent winners Overrule, Magic Millie and Dunaskin with the former likely to come out best of that trio as he had Flying Applause well behind over 1m3f here last time.
Dunaskin (IRE) 18-1 (8-4) Dwelt, soon pushed along to chase leaders, went 3rd 4f out, led inside final 3f, stayed on well and drew clear inside final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 3f Selling Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) fbs in Dec beating Flying Applause (9-6) by 2 1/2l, 7 ran.
McConnell (USA) 8-1 (9-10) Held up, ridden and outpaced halfway, plugged on one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Avonrose (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Overrule (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, switched outside over 5f out, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs beating Miereveld (9-3) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Alaghiraar (IRE) 9-2fav (10-0) Soon led, headed halfway, tracked winner until 7f out, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 19l behind Dream Catcher (9-7) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec.
Blonde Maite 16-1 (8-11) Started very slowly, detatched in rear, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 19l behind St Ignatius (8-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Flying Applause 6-1 (9-3) Raced keenly, pressed leader after 3f, lost place 3f out, soon ridden, no impression when switched left inside final 2f, 4th of 6, 9l behind Overrule (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3f sell stks (6) fbs.
Magic Millie (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, switched outside and headway over 2f out, chased leadr inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs beating Hunters Belt (9-4) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Raghdaan 20-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leading pair, pushed along inside final 3f, ridden and weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Kai Mook (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Wine 'n Dine 50-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 7f out, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 4th of 5, 48l behind Final Liberation (8-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Tiger Who 100-1 (9-13) Behind, hampered over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 9, 18l behind Samedi (8-7) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol.