Burgess Honey: Photo: © Steve Nash

‘Show us your medals’ is an often quoted line from ageing footballers when putting young team mates in their place.

Going into Crayford’s Category Two listed Ladbrokes.com Cesarewitch final, Burgess Honey would have been entitled to an inferiority complex.

She was taking on an all-female field of five Category One winners.

It was clearly on the basis of reputation and not recent form that Lee and Tony Gifkins’ brindle went to traps as the 10-1 outsider of the field.

In her two most recent outings over course and distance Honey had beaten Stardom by a head and been beaten by a similar margin by 5-4f Slippy Maggie.

That price soon looked exceptional value in what proved a thrilling finale