Chemical Charge steps up from Group 3 company in England but trainer Ralph Beckett shows some intent by bringing jockey Oisin Murphy for the ride.
Around the ovals: Woodbine Sunday's 0,000 Grade I Pattison Canadian International, 12 furlongs on the grass, is a really good race with competitors coming from California, Kentucky, Ireland, France and England.
The victory was his first and ended a streak of three straight runner-up finishes, most recently in the Del Mar Juvenile Turf.
Turf Sprint A full field plus four also-eligibles signed on for Friday's 0,000 Grade III Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes for fillies and mares.
Among the colts and geldings, Tiz a Slam gets back to the surface where he finished second in the Queen's Plate and Gorgeous Kitten is worth a long look if only because the Kitten's Joy colt comes off a good effort, albeit a fifth-place finish, in Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs.
Runners from that meeting have been very successful in subsequent outings, at least on grass.