The Midland Gold Cup victor is from Pottos Way's second litter, along with Montu, fifth in Peterborough's Puppy Derby, and Potto Lynn, winner of minor Romford opens.
Pottos Way's first litter, by El Grand Senor, contained Senor Coachman, successful in seven opens besides reaching finals at Peterborough (Puppy Cesarewitch) and Romford (Coronation Cup).
Audit Fee is living proof that a broken hock need not be the end as far as an open-race greyhound is concerned and he can land the sprint, completing a four-timer in the process, while I suspect the stiff 465m round here will be right up Pottos
The greyhound in question is Pottos
Spirit, who goes in the 8.
The fact that Pottos Storm, beaten so comprehensively by Palace Issue just three nights ago, trades at such a short price for the third quarter-final at 8.
It is a worry that Pottos Storm is on quite a losing run, but this is by far and away the easiest task that David Mullins' dog has faced for some time and the defending champion should win easily.
On Friday, he finished over 13 lengths behind the flying Palace Issue, but even on that line of form he has nothing to find with his five rivals on qualifying times-only Little Me went quicker than Pottos
Storm when going one spot faster in 35.
30sec win in his qualifier, while reigning champion Pottos
Storm, no match for Palace Issue on Friday, is a best-priced 14-1 to retain his title.
On to tonight and a classy renewal of the Champion Stakes gets under way with eight first round heats over 575m at Romford, with defending champ Pottos Storm the first of the Derby finalists to reappear when going in the fourth heat at 9.
But this may be an occasion when Mullins junior is upstaged by Mullins senior as Linda's Palace Issue looks the call over son David's Pottos Storm, by virtue of both a fast trial stakes win and also doubts about just what a hard Derby campaign will have taken out of the latter.
STORM, fresh from his superb Derby campaign, faces Palace Issue in the fourth first round heat as he begins his bid to retain the Champion Stakes crown he won 12 months ago at Romford on Friday, writes Jim Austin.