Brigadier Bullet is a best priced 4-5f to continue to become the seventh winner of the Coral Essex Vase to have been trained from Lakenheath’s Imperial Kennels.

The Mark Wallis trained brindle was foot perfect in pursuing and passing early leader Prime Time on his way to the fastest semi final.

Mark said: “I was really impressed with the run. He really drove that first bend and that is what made the race considering all the early pace that was around him. He has a good draw in the final, and hopefully he is coming to his peak.”

Coral Essex Vase 1st Semi: White Horse Won (t1) leads at the fifth bend from Pro Magic t6) with eventual winner Headford Maurice (t5) poised to produce a race winning finish. Photo: Steve Nash

1st semi final

2nd semi final

3rd semi final

Coral Essex Vase 3rd Semi: winner Sporting Dave (t2) and kennelmate Droopys Gold (t4) go clear early, with Millroad Susie (t3) poised to unleash a strong late run to outstay the latter. Photo: Steve Nash