Kieren Fallon teams up with Society Rock for the first time in the 3.00 at York today, and their pair look overpriced at 11/1 to click at the first time of asking.
Fallon, who has a near 24% strike rate when teaming up with James Fanshawe, looks the ideal partner for the five-year-old who needs to be held up and delivered as late as possible.
The five-year-old has developed into a top class sprinter over the last couple of seasons, finishing runner-up to Starpangledbanner in the Group 1 Golden Jubilee in 2010 before going one better last years’ renewal.
He travelled strongly in midfield that day before being produced to lead inside the last 100 yards and beat Monsieur Chevalier by a cost 1/2 length, and then followed up with a solid second to Moonlight Cloud in the Prix Maurice De Gheest.
The son of Rock Of Gibralter was then far from disgraced in finishing sixth of 16 to Dream Ahead in the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock before running below par in his final two starts.
This Group 2 contest looks an ideal starting place for him, and although he is making his seasonal debut he has won off a break in the past.
He is officially rated just 1lb below the favourite Hoof It – who beat him by 4 lengths in the Betfred Sprint Cup – but that rival is ludicrously short at 2/1.
At 11/1 he looks overpriced for a horse with plenty going for him, and in a race which should be run to suit he makes plenty of each-way appeal.
Daily Sport recommended bet: 2pts each-way Society Rock (11/1 BetVictor – BOG)