Greene King Festival At Yarmouth Racecourse Handicap 1m 1f
- (3yo+, 1m 1f, Class 3, 4 runners)
- Winner £7,246 2nd £2,169 3rd £1,084 4th £543 5th £270
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 55.62s
- Off time: 16:10:43
|1st||1 Genius Boy||2/1j|
Genius Boy 19
|4||140 10-0||J Tate||R L Moore||90||2/1j|
Don't Stare 34
|4||134 9-8 h||J R Fanshawe||Freddie Tylicki||84||11/4|
One Pekan (IRE) 18
|4||132 9-6||R Varian||Andrea Atzeni||82||2/1j|
Life And Times (USA) 17
|6||124 8-12||M Johnston||Michael J M Murphy (3)||74||6/1|
||4||98||Sir Michael Stoute||R L Moore||84||5||NR|
||3||W J Haggas||S Sanders||86||NR|
Genius Boy (2/1), One Pekan (2/1), Don't Stare (11/4), Life And Times (6/1)
Genius Boy beat One Pekan by three lengths over 1m here in May and has since completed a hat-trick back here over today's distance and at Redcar. But Roger Varian's gelding, second again since at Ayr, is 17lb better off now and should be turning the tables. ENOBLED met trouble in-running when behind Royal Hunt Cup fourth Sea Shanty at Sandown last month. Following a length lay-off, Sir Michael Stoute's colt should now be cherry-ripe and can find the necessary improvement to land this though Don't Stare was well backed at Kempton last time and the three-year-old Examiner ran well on his Turf debut at Sandown. Life And Times recorded a double at Wolverhampton in the spring but has largely disappointed since.
Enobled 9-2fav (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Sea Shanty (9-7) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jun.
Examiner (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Slow into stride towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Agent Murphy (9-4) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Genius Boy 11-8fav (9-7) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun beating Sound Advice (9-8) by nk, 7 ran.
One Pekan (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Strictly Silver (9-2) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Don't Stare 5-2fav (9-6) 4th of 13, 4l behind Suehail (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Life And Times (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Taken to post early, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 7, 14l behind Epic Battle (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.