Racing: Dance lame after Derby

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GREEK DANCE, a disappointing fifth when a leading fancy for Saturday's Derby, suffered an injury during the race it emerged yesterday.

"Greek Dance came out of the Derby lame on his left-hind limb," Michael Stoute, his trainer, said. "A thorough examination is being carried out and a further statement will be issued when this has been concluded."

The colt, who started at 5-1, had won impressively at Newmarket and York prior to Epsom.

Adrian Maguire, whose winning comeback from injury at Newton Abbot on Saturday was spoilt when he was suspended for 10 days for causing intentional interference, has decided to appeal against the decision.

There is only one race meeting in Britain today after the card scheduled for Redcar was abandoned due to waterlogging .