Well beaten in a couple of bumpers, HIGHFIELDS DANCER popped-up at 16/1 on his debut on the Flat. He scored over today's trip at Lingfield and can follow-up with Ryan Moore taking over the reins. Reflect has been threatening to take advantage of a slide down the weights but will need to dig a bit deeper to land this while the likes of Shalambar and Honourable Knight have done their recent winning here over the longer distance of 2m. Emulating has made the frame over 1m2f before and attempts 1m4f for the first time on his return to action.
Emulating (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Held up towards rear and never involved, 13th of 14, 7l behind Maria's Choice (9-8) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Highfields Dancer 16-1 (9-8) Dwelt in rear, headway on inner over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Neston Grace (9-3) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Reflect (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Slowly away in touch towards rear, headway on inner 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no threat to winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Rocky Elsom (8-11) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 2f out, 9th of 10, 29l behind Ordensritter (9-11) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Shalambar (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Raced wide in touch, headway to go close up 8f out, ridden to press leader over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, 8th of 11, 22l behind Arty Campbell (9-7) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Wild Desert (FR) 33-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 9th of 11, 22l behind Arty Campbell (9-7) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.
Shirataki (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader until 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 24l behind Java Rose (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jan.