It's hardly original but REWILDING looks the class-act and can stride away from his rivals now upped in trip. Godolphin often target this race and this Great Voltigeur winner is the deserving favourite. That recognised St Leger trial has provided three of the last nine winners of this race and the way that this colt ran on to the line (having needed to be scrubbed along after a mile) suggests that he can take this renewal. Theology looks overpriced; he didn't seem to handle Goodwood in July, despite having won there previously, and he is a strong stayer for whom any further rain will suit. The filly Snow Fairy wouldn't want rain but the dual Oaks heroine is a welcome addition to the line-up and she should see out the trip. Midas Touch and Joshua Tree were second and third at York, both fine efforts considering the former raced up with a strong pace under a 3lb penalty, and the latter was returning from almost a year off the track. Dandino is the people's favourite but has something to find, and a bigger threat may be Arctic Cosmos who caught the eye with his finishing effort at Goodwood (a place behind Dandino) and he has worked well at home in blinkers.
Arctic Cosmos (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Held up last, outpaced 3f out, effort on outside and hanging right when switched left 2f out, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, went 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Rebel Soldier (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Corsica (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led at strong pace, joined 3f out, kept narrow advantage unto headed well over 1f out, chased winer until no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Rebel Soldier (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Dandino 9-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside over 3f out, chased winner and edged right inside final furlong, stayed on strongly towards finish, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Rebel Soldier (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Joshua Tree (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up in last, steady headway from over 3f out, eased out right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Rewilding (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Midas Touch 5-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, switched right 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Rewilding (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Rewilding 6-4fav (8-12) Held up in rear, headway from 4f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug beating Midas Touch (9-1) by 4l, 10 ran.
Ted Spread 20-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 4f out, switched left well over 2f out, outpaced from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 12l behind Rewilding (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Theology 8-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on rail 3f out, stayed on same pace final 2f, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 8l behind Rebel Soldier (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Jul.
Total Command 14-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 9th of 10, 37l behind Rewilding (8-12) at York 1m 4f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Snow Fairy (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) Held up in 5th, going well when switched left off rails to 3rd over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, driven and no chance with winner final furlong, clear 2nd best, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Midday (9-7) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.