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INDIAN VISION

NDIAN VISION 12 March 2014 Iffraaj-Sweet Fairnando Owner-The Futurists


Indian Vision is a late maturing stayer who has still to fulfil his full potential, under both codes. As a horse who needed time and a distance of ground it wasn't surprising that he didn't make his racecourse debut until the October of his 2 year old career. Given a lovely educational debut at Redcar over 6 furlongs by P.J. McDonald, he was doing his best work at the business end. He had one more run as a 2 year old on the last day of the 2016 flat season at Doncaster, in hot company, he gained further education.

He returned at Ripon over 1 mile for the start of his 3 year old season, keeping on well, after a slow start, he was now eligible for a handicap mark. He didn't race for 3 months, until making his handicap debut off a nice looking mark of fifty five, he couldn't take advantage, and disappointingly never got involved. A run at Ripon the following month also offered little encouragement, it wasn't until Becky Smith took over in the Ladies Amateur Riders race at Redcar in October over 1 mile and 2 furlongs, that he showed us a step up in trip was now required, when finishing well into 5th.

With the flat season almost at an end, it was decided to have a go over hurdles, where he made a pleasing start by finishing 3rd at 66/1 under Fin O'Toole at Sedgefield. He failed to back that up at Catterick next time, but time would tell that the sharp track, and minimum distance were against him. His last run over hurdles to date was in an above average looking contest at Musslebough on New Years Day 2018, he now has a very tasty looking handicap mark in the low 90's to work with when he returns.

It was 5 months until he reappeared over 1 mile and 6 furlongs on the flat at Redcar, and the now mature Indian Vision made no mistake from a mark of fifty. He returned to the same venue 4 weeks later, and off 6lb higher won again. Off a further rise in the weights to sixty one, he was beaten a neck next time at Carlisle, but he had finally got his act together. He has unfortunately suffered with injury since then, he was off the track for 10 months, before making a pleasing return at Ripon, when needing the run, that was in June of last year. Everything was in place for a successful campaign, but injury struck again, and he hasn't run since.

When he does return I feel sure he will fulfil his flat potential, and take advantage of a good looking hurdles mark.

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