SUPERBOOT may be a bit flattered by his official rating but this is a massive drop in class for Michael Wigham's charge, who has run well in conditions races of late. He is impossible to oppose, though won't be much of a price. Rock Up, placed in five of his 11 starts, is likely to face a fight with Honeymoon Express, who started favourite for a maiden handicap over course and distance earlier this month, for the minor places as the other pair look to be facing a hopeless task at the weights.
Rock Up (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Sedenoo (9-7) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Superboot (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Held up in last pair, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace, final furlong, no impression, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Taayel (8-9) at Doncaster 6f cond Stakes (3) gd.
Honeymoon Express (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Assembly (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gf.
One In A Thousand (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) In touch, 4th and one pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Secret Beau (9-5) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) fm.
Princess Bounty 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd 5f out, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Secret Beau (9-5) at Lingfield 6f mdn stks (5) fm.