Things haven't quite gone as planned for Elusive Flame this year but she was held in high regard as a juvenile and beat Responsive in a decent nursery at Doncaster in September, though Hughie Morrison's recent Sandown third is better off at the weights now. Unex Annigoni got off the mark at Doncaster earlier this month and is the least exposed of these while Periphery has been sent off favourite in two of his four starts, though he was beaten by debutant Dutch Old Master off identical terms at Lingfield last month. SARDANAPALUS missed the break and was never on terms when well backed at Pontefract last time but his earlier second to Fennell Bay over a mile here has worked out well and Kevin Ryan's gelding is worth another chance.
Campanology 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, no further progress, 8th of 15, 8l behind Fast Or Free (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Responsive 8-1 (9-7) Keen tracked winner after 1f, joined winner 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 9l behind Fire Ship (9-3) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Equation Of Time 28-1 (9-1) Taken to post early, pulled hard in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 11, 12l behind Gusto (9-3) at Lingfield 7f Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Mar.
Elusive Flame 25-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Hamza (9-3) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in May.
Sir Glanton (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Unseated rider on way to post, held up towards rear, driven and headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Duster (9-12) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Afaal (USA) 5-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, last of 13, 27l behind Hamza (9-3) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in May.
Dutch Old Master 20-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Laffan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Hometown Glory 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Hamza (9-3) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in May.
Unex Annigoni (IRE) 6-5fav (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to lead entering final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft beating Vital Calling (9-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Oblitereight (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Prominent, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 8l behind Curzon Line (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Periphery (USA) 8-13fav (9-0) Took keen hold chased leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on under pressure and every chance inside final furlong, kept on and rallied near finish, just failed, 2nd of 13, ns behind Dutch Old Master (9-0) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Amadeus Wolfe Tone (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Towards rear, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Ardmay (8-13) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sardanapalus 15-8fav (9-5) Slowly away in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, no impression, last of 5, 6l behind Satanic Beat (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Johnno 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, challenged 3f out, disputing lead from 2f out, still pressing leaders approaching final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Jacob Cats (9-5) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Cravat 7-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, switched right 3f out, challenged 2f out, every chance until no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5l behind Shamaal Nibras (9-7) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 40-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Laffan (8-11) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd.