TWENTY-four hours prior to Poptronic’s win in the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks at Haydock, Karl Burke (nine winners between July 7th and 9th) secured another pattern race success courtesy of his exciting juvenile Kylian in the Listed Dragon Stakes at Sandown.

The Invincible Spirit colt had been touted in the spring as a potential Royal Ascot project but fluffed his lines on debut at York’s Dante meeting before being turned over at shorts odds for a second time at Carlisle 10 days later.