Greene King Festival 17th-19th September Median Auction Maiden Stakes 6f 3y
- (3yo, 6f 3y, Class 6, 5 runners)
- Winner £1,941 2nd £578 3rd £289 4th £144
- Going: Good to Firm
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 1m 14.25s
- Off time: 14:02:40
|1st||3 Honeymoon Express||10/1|
|2nd||1 Rock Up||¾||3/1|
Rock Up (IRE) 32
|3||131 9-5 b||D R C Elsworth||R L Moore||66||3/1|
Superboot (IRE) 17
|3||131 9-5||M Wigham||S W Kelly||92||1/3f|
Honeymoon Express (IRE) 12
|3||126 9-0 p1||Miss J Feilden||Shelley Birkett (7)||65||10/1|
One In A Thousand (IRE) 10
|3||126 9-0||C A Dwyer||Saleem Golam||51||66/1|
Princess Bounty 10
|3||126 9-0||P S McEntee||Nathan Alison (5)||100/1|
||3||8-12||I Mohammed||R Ffrench||11/10|
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.
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.
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.
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.