Delightful Pet (Trap 2, 19.09) has made a sound start to her career given her relative youth, confirming the promise of her debut effort in graded company, shaping well in a strong C&D open race. The switch to maiden company will do Lisa Stephenson’s charge no harm and a bold showing can be expected if she’s able to take a prominent position on the inside.
Considering he was having his first look at the track, it was all the more impressive to see King Sheeran (Trap 6, 20.44) emerge victorious in his respective heat of the BGBG British Bred Derby 7 days ago. Coming from midfield to comfortably dip under the 29-second barrier. The son of Eden The Kid is entitled to come forward for that effort and he can book his place in the final granted a clear passage.
The Sheffield Stadium Sprint at 20.59 has the makings of an intriguing contest and it may well be Referendum (Trap 1) who emerges on top. Tony McKenna’s charge showed a very impressive burst of acceleration off the second bend to surge clear by 2 ¾ lengths over C&D last week and with the prospect of more to come, he can hold what rates a good position on the rails and assert from halfway once more.