PERIPHERY stands out in this. The Godolphin colt returned to action with a decent effort at Newmarket when third to Cogito and that form is good enough to win a maiden at this level. It's certainly better than anything achieved by today's rivals as the likes of Authoritarian and Shatter have both been well beaten so far and Extremely Alert finished nearer last than first on his debut at Yarmouth. But Byton showed a glimpse of promise at Windsor last August, as did Poisson D'Or at Salisbury in the same month, while the newcomer Dutch Old Master is worth a second glance given he can boast five winning relatives including the useful Triple Aspect.
Beach Rhythm (USA) 8-1 (11-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 5f out, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 12, well behind Trespasser (10-2) at Taunton 2m 1f mdn nat hunt flat (5) gd in Dec.
Dutch Old Master Jeremy gelding out of Wicken Wonder.
Extremely Alert 20-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, headway on outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 30l behind Falcon In Flight (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Apr.
Linton Hill (IRE) Tiger Hill gelding out of Klaribel.
Periphery (USA) 9-2 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Cogito (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Royal Dutch 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 10, 13l behind Flexible Flyer (9-3) at Warwick 7f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Apr.
Saharan Air (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Mid-division, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 25l behind Grey Mirage (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.
Tharawal (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride and went left start, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 13, 8l behind Muarrab (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Authoritarian 25-1 (9-0) Raced vwery wide, chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 14, 25l behind Dreams Of Fire (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct.
Byton 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders, over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 16, 6l behind Cockney Dancer (9-0) at Windsor 6f 2yo stks (5) gd in Aug.
Connishka 200-1 (8-11) Held up behind, soon pushed along, never dangerous, last of 13, 15l behind Kailani (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo stks (5) gd in Oct.
Mishhar (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 8th of 14, 15l behind Dank (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Poisson d'Or 14-1 (8-8) Dwelt, soon in touch, headway to chase leading pair 4f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed final 150 yards, soon no extra, 3rd of 14, 2 3/4l behind Goodwood Atlantis (9-2) at Salisbury 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Shatter (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 24l behind Starboard (9-3) at Redcar 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Nov.