The winner’s time of 27.89 is pretty good for Sheffield’s 480. But when you factor in the going of (-40) and the fact that Lightfoot King (Candlelight King-Puna Girl, Apr 16) is only 19 months old, the quality of the Tuesday night victory takes on the look of ‘exceptional’.

Sean Davy’s youngster ran from trap three and started as the 5-4f. . .

It was Oscar’s fourth win in five races on two different tracks and from three different traps.


You would have needed to be a creative thinker to make a case for Kevin Hutton’s runner in the £1,000 Ballymac Eske At Stud Stakes at Towcester on Tuesday.

But the 14-1 shot Creative Thinker (Elite State-Faithful Laura, Mar 14), beaten in 15 of her previous 16 races, mainly A7s and S2s, produced the run of her career in the 686m final. Led to the final stride by Slick Salsa, she prevailed by a black short head in 41.99 (N).