Most opinions about Nottingham biases have been blown away this Derby with a four railer, one middle, one wide runner final that the figures suggested should play out when the Derby started.

Heading the performance charts this weeks are the two semi final winners, Wolfe and Southwood Jet who were only separated by one spot.

(Despite the tremendous achievements of both dogs, it was a very tough task to leave out Roxholme Kristof whose six bend run was absolutely Ballyregan-bob-esque).

But even the Derby shouldn’t take the shine off an incredible performance from veteran Swift Tarquin’s 35.10 run on Friday night, beating Droopys Aoife. It was Tarquin’s 102nd race. (Ian Greaves certainly breeds em tough!).

On a similar thread, check out Crayford S4 grader Firminos Class who clocked a career best 33.68 for the 540, just four spots slower than fellow veteran Desperado Dan when winning the Gold Collar final.

There won’t be too many hurdle appearances on the chart so an acknowledgement is required for Normansland Flyer, easily the quickest heat winner in the Colossus Bet Grand National.

Towcester might still only be racing once a week, but their A2 is always going to be quality and Dingys Marley beat a very decent field when clocking easily the fastest time of the week, 29.53. But you would have to go a bit quicker than that to get the Hove vote, this week it took a 29.06 run from Doorus Jet, while at Sheffield the mark was 29.01 as recorded by Ballyboss Con.

If we are comparing 462 metre form, Millroad Time (27.79) gets the Kinsley vote, Vigorous Kevin (27.61) was a clear winner at Yarmouth. Paul Burr’s white and brindle, who ran Roxholme Poppy to a length and a half over 659m, was again on the mark at Romford (575) on Friday.

Sticking with the dual-distance theme, Rage Storm is long overdue a mention given her outstanding recent performances over four and six bends in top company at Monmore. Stuart Buckland’s bitch has five wins and two seconds from her last seven outings.

The Doncaster B1 is probably the most competitive of all grades at the track and Ballymac Cino is always on the premises in that company. This week’s 28.03 win was his sixth win in his last 13 attempts.

This time last year Lughill Frankie was virtually unbeatable over four bends at Sunderland. His stop/start career looks to be back on track with a recent 15.88 run for the sprint. Staying in the North East. Swift Curly was the quickest over the 435 trip at Pelaw while debutant Freedom Reporter, whose form includes defeat by Newinn Taylor in the second round of the Irish Produce Stakes, clocked the quickest 480 of the week at Newcastle – 28.67.

With nothing leaping off the page in terms of times, the Harlow nomination goes to Slippy Babe, who went to the top of the graded winners table with her 12th victory of the year. Without a high quality graded race to its name, Perry Barr is an even tougher call this week. Thankfully a sole D1 race throws up the tenacious and consistent veteran Ingalls.

Last week we noted how the Henlow Maiden Derby form was holding up with Night Time Hero producing the performance of the week. Seven days later another finalist Fernhall Roxy, gets there on the basis of a 27.57 run.

Finally at Swindon, Ballymac Karlos was not only the fastest 470m winner of the week – were there a younger winner anywhere than the May ’19 whelp?

CENTRAL PARK 29.11 480mH NORMANSLAND FLYER (Makeshift-Swift Hazel, Sep 17)
CRAYFORD 33.68 540m FIRMINOS CLASS (Droopys Cain-Iroko Tina, Oct 16)
DONCASTER 28.03 450m BALLYMAC CINO (Ballkymac Matt-Dolcino Rose, May 17)
HARLOW 27.13 415m SLIPPY BABE (Farloe Blitz-Slippy Anna, May 17)
HENLOW 27.57 460m FERNHALL ROXY (Pat C Sabbath-Swift Gytrash, Jun 18)
HOVE 29.06 500m DOORUS JET (Droopys Jet-Georgy Girl, May 18)
KINSLEY 27.79 462m MILLROAD TIME (Laughil Blake-Lughill Marie Jun 18)
MONMORE 38.20 630m RAGE STORM (Skywalker Puma-Nodstown Flyer, Apr 18)
NEWCASTLE 28.67 480m FREEDOM REPORTER (Coolavanny Jack-Newinn Boodies, Sep 18)
NOTTINGHAM 29.96 500m WOLFE (Tyrur Big Mike-Jalingo, Nov 16)
  29.97 500m SOUTHWOOD JET (Droopys Jet-Luminous Queen, Jun 18)
PELAW GRANGE 25.69 435m CURLY SWIFT (Skywalker Farloe-Springmount Zena, Jun 18)
PERRY BARR 16.40 275m INGALLS (Confident Rankin-Bellair Wood, Sep 16)
ROMFORD 35.10 575m SWIFT TARQUIN (Superior Product-Swift Tequilla, Aug 16)
SHEFFIELD 29.01 500m BALLYBOSS CON (Droopys Jet-Beaming Shiraz, Jul 18)
SUNDERLAND 15.88 261m LUGHILL FRANKIE (Over Limit-Lughill Sandra, Feb 17)
SWINDON 28.47 476m BALLYMAC KARLOS (Vulturi-Aquasantas, May 19)
TOWCESTER 29.53 500m DINGYS MARLEY (Rio Quattro-Swift Stranraer, Jun 18)
YARMOUTH 27.61 462m VIGOROUS KEVIN (Droopys Nidge-Vigorous Lindsey, Dec 17)