Liz McNair's King Elvis produced a fine performance to win his first round heat of the East Anglian Derby at Yarmouth last night, and the classy four-bend performer can continue to show his dominance by storming to victory in the 462m showpiece which reaches its quarter-final stage next Monday.

A sparkling sectional of 5.30secs in the first round showed he still oozes tremendous pace from the traps, and as he defeated the Kevin Hutton-trained Dorotas Del Mar by a length he rocketed to the head of the betting, and is most definitely the one to beat.

He has been drawn in the fourth and final quarter-final next week, where he will come up against the likes of Dog Mac Arthure and Jazz Prince, and he should be able to cruise through that eliminator, and if he can continue to show fine early then has to be the one to be with for what is shaping into a sparkling competition.