PATRICK Biancone's Flirting Dancer burst back to form with a quality barrier trial win in the fifth of nine heats down the straight 1,000-metre grass track at Sha Tin yesterday morning. The former star private purchase griffin won first time out this season before disappointing when sent over farther than 1,400 metres and could just have been running over too long a trip. Yesterday he showed an impressive burst of speed to run past David Hill's Debonair, who also went well, in the final 100 metres. Optic Empire ran third but did not impress in this heat. In contrast Neville Begg's Local Colour went like a future winner when chasing stablemate Star Of Lihlin home in the sixth. He looks worth a bet on this effort, particularly given a most eye-catching run last time out. Peter Ng Bik-kuen's Class One performer, Endurance, went as if poised to return to form when holding Deerfield's strong run in the fourth in which Lawrie Fownes' Kadbridge went smoothly. In this trial Ivan Allan's much-vaunted Class One import from Australia, McBrave, was pushed along to some extent after halfway to make up some ground but may need more time to come to himself. The opening heat saw a decisive victory from Biancone's Lucky Century who went strongly to the line from Hill's Al Bundy. There were plenty of promising efforts in behind, not least from John Moore's lightly raced first-season import, Super Bomb, who looks to have plenty of speed. Alex Wong Siu-tan's newcomer Millennium Reigns and Peter Ng's pair of new horses, Smooth Journey and Oriental Power also shaped with some hope for the future, especially the first named who was on the speed throughout. The second trial saw a rejuvenated effort from William's Leader who appears to have benefited from a fairly recent move to Hill's stable. Allan's Quick Action confirmed his position as one of the best private purchase griffins seen to date with a good effort on the bit the whole way behind Begg's Diablo in the third heat. In the same heat Wong Tang-ping's Wonderful underlined that he is going the right way. Bruce Hutchison's seventh heat winner Esteemed is more of a work horse than one to bet come racedays. The eighth heat saw Tony P. H. Chan's Super Win Boo whizz home from a pretty ordinary bunch.