Both trained and driven by Jimmy Takter for Brixton Medical Ab, Royal Clout and Ruffles used quite different tactics en route to their respective wins.

Royal Clout (Andover Hall-Sister Sammy) set up second-over behind leader Pearly Princess (Yannick Gingras), sweeping three-wide around a dull Whisk Hanover on the far turn and drawing away to win by two from M S Heather M (Mike Lachance) in 2'01"3.

Ruffles (Andover Hall-Polyester Hanover) controlled the tempo throughout her division, rating a slow 1'03"2 half before turning away a challenge from No Pictures Please (Mike Lachance) and sprinting away to win by 3-1/2 lengths from the pocket-sitting Undra Hanover (Daniel Dube) in 2'02"1.