Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 15:20 Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes 1m 6f 132y

  • Winner £283,850 2nd £107,600 3rd £53,850 4th £26,850
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 3.12s
  • Off time: 15:24:10
15:20 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Arctic Cosmos (USA) 12/1
2nd Midas Touch 13/2
3rd Corsica (IRE) 40/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (8) 4-13123 Dark Blue, White sash and sleeves, quartered cap Arctic Cosmos (USA) 46
Nag me
3 9-0 b1 J H M Gosden William Buick 111 12/113.00
2 (6) 113415 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Corsica (IRE) 46
Nag me
3 9-0 M Johnston J Fanning 110 40/141.00
3 (10) 2-11112 WHITE, large BLACK spots, BLACK cap Dandino 46
Nag meCourse Winner
3 9-0 J G Given P Mulrennan 113 7/18.00
4 (2) 121-3 PURPLE, white seams, striped sleeves, purple cap Joshua Tree (IRE) 25
Nag me
3 9-0 A P O'Brien J P Spencer 113 9/110.00
5 (5) 14-1522 Dark Blue Midas Touch 25
Nag me
3 9-0 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 112 13/27.50
6 (7) 21-2131 Royal blue Rewilding 25
Nag me
3 9-0 M Al Zarooni L Dettori 121 Evs2.00
7 (3) 713-104 Light Blue and Maroon (quartered), Light Blue sleeves, Maroon armlets Ted Spread 25
Nag me
3 9-0 M H Tompkins D Holland 104 33/134.00
8 (1) 30-4126 Light blue, dark blue armlets, dark blue cap Theology 46
Nag me
3 9-0 J Noseda P Hanagan 110 40/141.00
9 (9) 62-4139 Green, pink sash and cap, white sleeves Total Command 25
Nag me
3 9-0 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 107 40/141.00
10 (4) 39-1112 Yellow, Red epaulets and sleeves Snow Fairy (IRE) 23
Nag me
3 8-11 E A L Dunlop E Ahern 119 8/19.00

Verdict

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.