ZIEFHD proved pretty consistent last year and returned to action with another solid run when second at Lingfield. She looks up to winning off her current mark and is just preferred to Dance Company. The latter won her maiden in good style on the Polytrack last time and has every chance along with the returning pair Emmuska and Imelda Mayhem. Vivid Blue landed the odds at Southwell as she was entitled to do and it remains to be seen what's she's capable of winning in this company and the same can be said of another recent winner on the Fibresand in No Compromise.
Gold Lace (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, ridden 3f out, no impression and kept on same pace from over 2f out, last of 8, 10l behind Wrote (9-4) at Galway 7f 2yo hcp gd in Aug.
Imelda Mayhem 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 14, 13l behind Pimpernel (8-12) at Newbury 7f 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gf in Oct.
Ziefhd 10-1 (9-7) Led, narrowly headed 1f out, soon driven and stayed challenging, every chance inside final furlong, not pace of winner towards finish, went 2nd post, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Xinbama (8-11) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Emmuska 13-8fav (9-0) Made all, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov beating Tones (9-6) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Vivid Blue 2-5fav (8-4) Led after 1f, shaken up over 2f out, ran on well, won at Southwell 7f mdn auc stks (6) fbs beating Queen Cassiopeia (8-4) by 2 1/2l, 9 ran.
Red Larkspur (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 13, 6l behind Famous Poet (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr.
Dare To Dream 20-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, 10th of 11, 13l behind Coquet (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2yo fll Listed stks (1) gd in Oct.
Viola D'amour (IRE) 22-1 (8-9) In rear of chasing group, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 10l behind Talwar (9-0) at Lingfield 1m Listed Stakes (3yo) (1) pol in Apr.
Stellar Express (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Dance Company 11-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, went 2nd on inside well over 1f out, driven to close over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Sputnik Sweetheart (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 14 ran.
No Compromise 13-8fav (8-8) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, pushed clear, won at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov beating Enery (8-13) by 6l, 7 ran.
I'm So Glad 28-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Apr.
Majestic Zafeen 7-1 (8-12) Led, hung left from over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Savanna Days (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Lollina Paulina 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 14l behind Fairway To Heaven (9-0) at Thirsk 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs.
Rhagori 9-4fav (9-0) Close up, effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct beating Miss Astragal (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Boudoir (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Led after 1f, made rest, ridden and hung right inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (5) pol beating Saratoga Slew (9-7) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Perfect Fantasy (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 9l behind Oblitereight (9-0) at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Emman Bee (IRE) 13-8fav (8-7) Broke well, soon in touch, smooth headway over 2f out, every chance when flashed tail over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Take Two (9-0) at Bath 1m 3yo stk 0-70 (5) gs.