WHOOSHKA is selected here ahead of Rocky's Pride, Mr Udagawa and Ordoney in what looks a quality handicap. The selection has only had three starts, but she was wise enough to win first time up at Newbury. Her next run at Leicester was decent, however she then disappointed badly at Haydock in tacky ground. The drop back to this trip will suit as will the quicker ground, and so she might be worth chancing. Ordoney has had a good season; he wasn't rushed to the racecourse and he will only get better with time, especially now returned to this trip. Dubai Crest and Opera Prince are both course and distance winners, however neither comes here in the best of form, so a horse with a more enticing profile is Rocky's Pride. He was last seen trying hurdling at Bangor but that went to pot and he should appreciate the return to the flat although he doesn't look 'chucked in' off a mark of 80. Mr Udagawa sneaks in at the right end of the weights, as does Burns Night who has had a busy time of things this season. At a price Golden Rock is capable of better, however in a tightly-knit race it is Whooska who edges the vote.
The Fifth Member (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Close up, headway to chase leading pair 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, not quite pace to challenge, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cape Hawk (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Dark Prospect 12-1 (9-7) Raced wide, joined leader after 2f, led over 3f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Ellmau (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Ordoney (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Took keen hold tracking leaders, switched right 2f out, led 1f out, ridden, hung right and headed inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Farleigh House (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Special Reserve (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Steadied start, dropped into rear, pushed along and headway 3f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Ellmau (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Can Can Star 10-1 (8-7) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Kaleo (8-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Dubai Crest 5-1 (8-12) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 6, 11l behind Alcalde (8-9) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Opera Prince 16-1 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, not pace to get competitive, 7th of 14, 6l behind Cape Hawk (9-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Charlotte Point (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Mac's Power (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Rocky's Pride (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Set steady pace, came stand side and quickened 3f out, pressed from over 2f out, asserted approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) fm in Jun beating Gordy Bee (9-0) by 4l, 6 ran.
Aurorian (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 15, 15l behind Eastern Aria (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Whooshka (USA) 10-1 (9-6) Soon chasing leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 13l behind Excelsior Academy (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Lady Brora 8-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, pushed along halfway, stayed on as leaders edged left inside final furlong, going on close home, 4th of 7, 1 1/4l behind Special Reserve (9-10) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Decision 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed entering final 3f, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 22l behind Senses (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Golden Rock (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear and keen, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, well behind Red Cadeaux (9-6) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Burns Night 13-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, soon chasing leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Waahej (8-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Mr Udagawa 11-4fav (8-10) Led early, tracked leader, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Sep beating Olive Green (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.