Horses To Follow » Danceteria


Danceteria did well to finish fifth in the 10f handicap. A little keen early on, he was held up in rear by Fran Berry and settled at the back of the field. Last of the 19 runners as they turned for home, he moved towards the outside, and he stayed on strongly all the way to the line to get up for fifth place.

This was probably a race in which it was an advantage to race handily. Fourth-placed Roibeard led and disputed from early, runner-up Tudor City raced handily and the winner and third, Hamley and Inscribe, were never that far away. Danceteria probably did well to get as close as he did from the rear, coming widest of all.

Weak in the market beforehand, David Menuisier’s horse had won his previous four races, progressing with each run. He was impressive in winning a 10f handicap at Newmarket last month off a mark of 93, and this run was probably a step up on that, racing as he was off a mark of 104. It was just the ninth run of his life, and he continues to progress. He handles easy ground too. He holds an entry in the Cambridgeshire, and he will be interesting if he takes his chance in that. He was well beaten by Old Persian on his only run on the Rowley Mile course, but he is three for three on Newmarket’s July course, and the two tracks are not dissimilar.

The Curragh, 16th September 2018