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Dark Vision

Dark Vision did well to finish fourth in the really competitive 10-furlong handicap. It looked like they went a fast pace from flagfall, but the pace held up well. The winner Walkinthesand raced just behind the pace, while the third-placed horse Majestic Dawn led from early, and runner-up Korcho was better than mid-division. Dark Vision was fifth last as they made their only turn, with a little gap between him and the nine horses who raced in the first group. Still well back in the field as they passed the four-furlong marker, he was in traffic a little as the pace picked up, he had a wall of horses in front of him. He had to switch towards the near side in order to find racing room and, while he couldn’t get on terms with the winner, he stayed on well from there to take fourth place.

It was a good run by the Godolphin colt. Winner of the Group 2 Vintage Stakes last year as a juvenile, he hasn’t won since, but he ran a fine race in a red-hot Heron Stakes at Sandown in May, when he got to within a half a length of subsequent Hampton Court Stakes winner Sangarius, and when he had the winner of Friday’s race, Walkinthesand, just behind him in fifth. This was his first attempt at a distance in excess of a mile and he saw it out well. Rated 111 at the start of this season, he is rated just 104 now, he was raised by just 1lb for this run, and there could be a good 10-furlong handicap in him now off that type of mark. He will be of interest if he runs at the Goodwood Festival next week, at a track at which he is one for one.

Newmarket, 12th July 2019