Ryan Moore picks up the ride on the progressive GENIUS BOY. The latter returned an easy winner over a mile here last week and can shrug off a penalty. Silver Alliance just got the better of Ocean Applause over 1m2f at this track last month with Enriching only a length back in third. But Buzz Law may prove a bigger threat as he finally showed signs of a return to form when third at Carlisle having slipped 7lb down the weights this year.
Genius Boy 3-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, came readily clear over 1f out, edged right inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf beating One Pekan (9-7) by 3l, 8 ran.
Silver Alliance 8-1 (9-0) Held up in last pair, steady headway on outside over 3f out, tracking leaders going well 2f out, urged into lead final 100 yards, kept on, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May beating Ocean Applause (8-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Ocean Applause 7-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up in last trio, headway going well over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, switched right and kept on well in closing stages, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 7, 3/4l behind Silver Alliance (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Rouge Nuage (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, prominent, led 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Qanan (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) std.
Enriching (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Led and set steady pace, headed 7f out, pressed leader, led again 3f out, ridden and joined 2f out, kept on well under pressure until headed and no extra final 100 yards, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Silver Alliance (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Buzz Law (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Keen, in touch in rear, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Run Fat Lass Run (9-2) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (5) gd.