Swendab went close over 6f at Bath last week and should be thereabouts again as he won three times over today's shorter trip last term. Amazon Twilight's only win so far came over further, though she was only beaten a short-head over 6f at Folkestone last time, while Irish Boy remains in the handicapper's grip. PETER ISLAND ended a long losing run on his seasonal debut at Brighton and given he has a bit to play with at the weights judged on his best form, John Gallagher's charge is taken to follow up off a 5lb higher mark.
Peter Island (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Made all, ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Interakt (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Swendab (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch on outside, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, caught last strides, 2nd of 17, hd behind Divine Call (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Amazon Twilight 12-1 (9-11) Soon got over to chase leader, pushed along halfway, led over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, lost on the nod, 2nd of 8, shd behind Links Drive Lady (9-10) at Folkestone 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Irish Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Selfara (9-10) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Whitecrest 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Cockney Fire (9-0) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Matsunosuke 50-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up in rear, plugged on through beaten horses inside final furlong,, 12th of 17, 7l behind Divine Call (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Tom Sawyer 11-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, edged left enterting final furlong, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Sunny Side Up (8-11) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Proper Charlie 12-1 (9-1) Outpaced towards rear, good headway centre over 2f out, chased leaders under pressure over 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Illustrious Prince (9-2) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Liberal Lady 11-1 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Howyadoingnotsobad (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Picansort 7-2fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 5l behind Steelcut (9-10) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Whiskey Junction 5-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden halfway, effort entering final furlong, led towards finish, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf beating Miss Polly Plum (9-3) by 1l, 7 ran.