A solid run in defeat from Dance Fever and Equality heads to Bath on Wednesday

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The Clive Cox-trained Dance Fever ran another good race when coming 4th at Goodwood on Saturday, finishing with a wet sail to only narrowly be denied 3rd place. They went slowly early on which encouraged Dance Fever to pull. Jockey Adam Kirby settled him eventually and got into a nice position coming into the straight but those at the forefront of the race had tactical advantage / first run and whilst Dance Fever quickened well on the outside, he could never get nearer than a fast finishing 4th. A bit like his paternal half-brother, Sir Busker, Dance Fever appears to need a fast pace to be seen at his best. Clive/Adam feel either 7f or a mile is fine for him but a bigger field / a race with lots of pace is imperative when racing over 7f. There are plenty of options for him in September and he is sure to remain competitive in these valuable handicaps or even Listed races. We will target the best prizemoney is on offer.

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The Charlie Hills-trained Equality runs in Wednesday’s 5 furlong handicap at Bath, due off at 2.10pm and Kieran Shoemark takes the ride. Whilst it is numerically weak (just the four runners), Equality faces some bang in form rivals here back at the minimum trip. He has been gelded since his last run and if he can switch off and waste less energy that in recent starts, he should by very competitive. He is forecast to be the outsider of the quartet but hopefully he can prove the odds compilers wrong as he has more potential than most, we think / hope!

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