A decent renewal of this stepping stone to next month's St Leger and a race that has seen just two of the last 10 favourites oblige. Whether or not he heads the market, MIDAS TOUCH will take plenty of beating. Aidan O'Brien's colt found his feet over this trip in the Irish Derby last time when just seen off by Cape Blanco. He handles cut and should be versatile as far as tactics go, which is an advantage, and he can confirm Curragh placings with King Edward II winner Monterosso. Rewilding acts on any ground and goes well fresh, so he will appreciate the break since Epsom and should be heavily involved, while if there is to be another surprise in the race it could come from Total Command, who will appreciate a decent pace and if he gets it, will be doing all of his best work late on.
Midas Touch 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd, improved to lead entering straight, soon ridden clear, headed over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Cape Blanco (9-0) at Curragh 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Monterosso 9-4fav (9-2) 7th of 20, 6l behind Buzzword (9-2) at Hamburg(GER) 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gd in Jul.
Dancing David (IRE) 66-1 (9-2) 9th of 22, 8l behind Lope De Vega (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 1 (1) sft in Jun.
Harris Tweed 5-2 (9-0) Led, ridden when challenged over 1f out, headed near finish, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Corsica (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Joshua Tree (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway on outisde over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hung right, driven out, won at Ascot 1m 2yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep beating Waseet (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Momkinzain (USA) 18-1 (9-3) Always prominent, challenged over 2f out until 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Tactician (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Rewilding 9-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, 8th and pushed along straight, ridden and headway over 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Workforce (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Simenon (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, switched towards center over 3f out, ridden 3f out, edged left inside final furlong, lost 3rd final strides, 4th of 7, 7l behind Corsica (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jul.
Ted Spread 28-1 (9-0) Bumped start, raced in 5th on outside, 7th and weakening straight, soon behind, eased, 11th of 12, 36l behind Workforce (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gf in Jun.
Total Command 8-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, good headway on inside 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and stayed on well, headed final 100 yards, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Mikhail Glinka (9-1) at Royal Ascot 2m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gf in Jun.