NOBLE MISSION has come up against the progressive Universal in both starts this year but this is easier. The Warren Place colt landed a Group 3 race over track and trip last summer and can return to winning ways in this company. A winning three-year-old in France, Genzy has yet to win a race for current connections but is usually thereabouts and Bana Wu still has something to prove over today's longer distance. Andrew Balding's charge finished well ahead of Boonga Roogeta at Newmarket last time and the latter had earlier beaten subsequent winner Moment In Time.
Genzy (FR) 11-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, hard ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Miblish (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Noble Mission 7-4fav (8-12) Keen in touch in last place, ridden and slightly outpaced approaching 2f out, not troubled leaders, last of 4, 3l behind Universal (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) gf.
Bana Wu 25-1 (8-12) In touch in rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Dank (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf.
Boonga Roogeta 16-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 14l behind Dank (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 1f flls Grp 3 (1) gf.
Moment In Time (IRE) 13-8fav (8-13) Close up, smooth headway to lead over 2f out, soon clear, pushed out, comfortable, won at Doncaster 1m 4f Apprentice Fillies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf beating Norfolk Sky (8-8) by 11l, 6 ran.