Droopys Verve produced the eighth fastest time over the Derby course when impressively landing a trialstake at Towcester on Saturday.
The Ladbrokes Puppy Derby runner-up (Loughteen Blanco-Droopys Cyclone, Jun 16) recorded a flying 515 sectional and then became fastest over the course this year when beating King Kid by three and a half lengths in 28.87. Bruisers Bullet – who has a 28.78 run on his card – finished third.
The other trialstakes were won in 29.31 Bombers Bullet, 29.38-Brave Venture, 29.39 Bubbly Big Eddie, 29.91 Ballymac Reds
Rising Brandy – who beat Verve at Monmore, recorded the fastest time of the pre-meeting trial session.