Maguire is due to have two rides in British Jumping Derby on Sunday, assuming that Two Mills Showtime and Mr Cawley qualify in today's Derby Trial. Sunday's Derby is also the target for the grey Lactic 2, who represents Whitaker's chance of recording a record fifth win. Whitaker achieved his fourth win last year on Douglas Bunn's Buddy Bunn, now being ridden by the owner's daughter, Chloe.
There will be two notable absentees on Sunday: Ellen Whitaker and Locarno and Funnell's Cortaflex Mondriaan. Thesaura, with whom Mark Armstrong won yesterday's Derby Tankard, also misses out.