King Sheeran set the standard in the heats of the British Breeders Stakes over 500 metres at Nottingham on Monday.

Liz McNair’s son of Eden The Kid reached the semi-finals of the English derby at the track and was soon clear in the opening heat to score by 12 lengths in 29.62sec.

Litter brother King Lennon reversed Northern Plate Final form with the winner Witton Derecho in heat six .

Witton Derecho couldn’t quite clear the Binksy Bruce on the inside and King Lennon who turned handy flew down the back straight to pull clear from the third turn and beat Witton Derecho by just over six lengths in 29.84sec.

King Turbo was the third McNair winner when landing heat five.  The multiple Category One winner didn’t break well and rode a few bumps before hitting the front off the last bend to hold Romeo Rumble by half a length in 30.31sec.

Carn Brea was a trap to line winner of the fourth qualifier when accounting for the hot favourite Romeo Ruban by six lengths in 30.31sec.

Last year’s finalist Down To The Felt rode his luck in heat three when keeping wide and missing most of the trouble on the third turn to lead off the last turn and beat Fabulous Carmel by three lengths in 30.40sec.

Salacres Barley was one for the local in heat two.  Peter Harnden’s dog, a railer running from trap four, edged inwards on the run to the bend and managed to turn in front.  He went on to beat Sharpys Jimmy by six and a half lengths in 30.30sec.