Co7WLjaWcAA47LYWe are currently in the National Hunt break, with jumps racing resuming on the 10th, so we were delighted to register a winner on the flat yesterday, with Master Dancer getting off the mark for us at the fifth attempt with a ready success at Salisbury.

He has taken some time to rediscover his form after suffering a setback on his hurdling debut last February, but upped in trip and racing on soft ground for the first time on the flat, the son of Mastercraftsman relished the conditions and, under a good ride from his promising 7lbs apprentice Mitch Godwin, he took up the running three furlongs out and kept on strongly to gain the second success of his career.

We won’t rush him out under a penalty and will wait to see what his new mark is, but he should still be getting into 0-60s and, now that he is back in form, he is very well-treated on his old form and I am very hopeful he can win again on the flat next time, before reverting to hurdles over the autumn/winter campaign.