With plenty of pace in the race we'll take WANCHAI WHISPER to cut down the likes of Jigajig, Fear Nothing and Lucky Flyer late on. Our pick ran on strongly to take a six furlong Windsor handicap two starts ago before catching the eye here last time. That day he came home well in a race run to suit those racing prominently and, as he carried a penalty that day, is actually 2lbs lower now. The concern is the drop back to the minimum trip but the likes of Jigajig and Fear Nothing could set the race up for him. Kevin Ryan's Jigajig is the more interesting of the pair as he's won four times already this term and ran well off this mark of 72 last time. Connections try cheek-pieces for this drop back to five furlongs and that combination of factors makes him the one to beat. However, Fear Nothing may well give him something to think about up front. Ed McMahon's horse has been most disappointing having started favourite on more than one occasion this term without winning and this seven-race maiden is hard to fancy until he's shown the right attitude. However, he has a 7lb pull at the weights for a half-length defeat behind Jigajig when the pair met at Wolverhampton and should make his presence felt. Lucky Flyer likes to sit close to the pace and both her wins have come at this trip but she's work to do with Wanchai Whisper on their meeting at Windsor, Six Diamonds came up against a well-treated rival last time but is another who likes to dominate and we feel Wanchai Whisper may be the one to pick up the pieces from the protracted early battle.
Fear Nothing 7-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, chasing leaders when switched right over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, hung left and not run on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Jigajig (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Yurituni 5-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 5, nk behind Panpiper (8-10) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Jigajig 10-1 (8-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Lowdown (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Six Diamonds 2-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2 places near finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Captain Coke (9-3) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Lucky Flyer 3-1fav (9-7) Led, ridden and headed approaching 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Wanchai Whisper (8-7) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Wanchai Whisper 4-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway and hung left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Comptonspirit (9-7) at Warwick 5f fll hcp (5) gf.
Morgans Choice 25-1 (9-9) Led, ridden 2f out, hung left over 1f out, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Littlemisssunshine (9-13) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.