King Turbo was beaten in the first round of the Kent Derby at Central Park, but the Liz McNair-trained star can bounce back from that defeat and still looks the premier bet in the 480m showpiece which reaches its semi-final stage on Sunday evening.

Beaten by Ower Boy Bullet, King Turbo suffered some traffic problems in that first round defeat, but still managed to finish a length second of the winner that day, so showed that even if it doesn't go his way then he can dig deep to qualift.

Drawn outside outsider Headway Turbo in the first semi-final, King Turbo should be able to outclass that rival and if he can launch to the front of the field should breeze through qualification for the final and then can prove to be a cut above his rivals in the final and claim this prestigious prize.