Life in the fast lane: Sam Clipperton.Life in the fast lane: Sam Clipperton. Photo: Getty Images

They have been on the outside looking in at the Doncaster picture all week but featherweight jockeys Sam Clipperton and Glen Boss are still preparing to ride star three-year-olds not guaranteed a run despite confirmation their wasting won’t be in vain.

Clipperton has endured a month-long struggle to meet Sweynesse’s minuscule 50-kilogram impost for the $3 million feature on the opening day of The Championships, for which the three-year-old is first emergency.

Clipperton has been granted permission to ride Sweynesse half-a-kilogram over, but will take the mount on outsider Destiny’s Kiss if there are no withdrawals.

Boss’ plight is even more dramatic after lodging in Sydney all week to help shed enough weight to meet Kermadec’s 50kg handicap as Chris Waller’s second favourite sweats on two withdrawals to gain a start. Boss picked up the mount on Hawkes Racing’s Leebaz as a fallback on Wednesday.