It was soft ground when SWILLY SUNSET won at Yarmouth a month ago but Anthony Carson’s gelding handles quicker surfaces and Silvestre De Sousa keeps faith with the four-year-old, who has only been raised 3lb. Rustique is very much a Yarmouth specialist but he’s been a beaten favourite the last twice there. Carcharias is still 7lb higher than when winning here in October while this looked too far for Intimately at Newmarket last month. Course specialist Welsh Inlet is also better over 7f while Kafoo has disappointed this year and Binky Blue prefers Tapeta.
Rustique 2-1fav (9-12) Close up, ridden to chase clear winner approaching final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 5, 10l behind Lunar Deity (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Carcharias (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Headway on outer to lead 6f out, pushed along and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 6 1/2l behind Whitkirk (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Kafoo 7-2 (9-7) Led briefly over 6f out, tracked leaders, effort 3f out, ridden and weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 10, 11 1/4l behind Whitkirk (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Swilly Sunset 6-4fav (9-12) Raced stands side until groups merged halfway, tracked leaders, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp (6) sft in Jun beating Break The Silence (8-9) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Intimately 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Trulee Scrumptious (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Binky Blue (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Keen in touch, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 5 1/2l behind Whitkirk (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Dwelt, raced wide close up, effort 3f out, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 4 1/4l behind Jumping Jack (9-6) at Brighton 7f hcp (5) gf in Jun.