Updated on 09/18/2011 12:20AM

Genre nips 'Niagara' to take Cinema


Genre caught Niagara Causeway in the final yards to win Sunday's $128,200 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park. New Joysey Jeff, the 7-2 second choice, was closing ground on the leaders near the eighth pole when he ducked to the outside and unseated jockey Jose Valdivia Jr. Valdivia was taken to a local hospital with a broken collarbone.

Genre, who was sixth on the final turn, was racing to the inside of New Joysey Jeff and was not affected by the spill. Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Genre ($12.20) won by a half-length over Niagara Causeway, who was always near the front. Film Fortune finished third in the field of eight 3-year-olds. Genre ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.73.

Obrigado, the 3-1 favorite, was last until the final turn and finished fifth.

Genre has won 4 of 13 starts and $208,009 for owners David and Paula Mueller and trainer Ben Cecil. The Cinema was the first time he had finished first in a stakes. Last November, he was second in the Real Quiet Stakes but was promoted to first following the disqualification of Bob and John.