Horse Racing

After losing a shoe on last, Another Vigorous makes amends without visor

Observer staff reporter

Friday, August 24, 2018

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After losing one of his shoes the last time he raced on July 21, Another Vigorous returned and once again demonstrated his talent in getting the better of rivals in a Restricted Stakes event over five-furlongs (1,000m) on the round course on Saturday.

The previous time he raced going five furlongs (1,000m) down the straight, Another Vigorous led until the two-furlong (400m) pole before giving way to Peking Cruz, who went on to win by over five lengths in 59.1. Another Vigorous was second. Peking Cruz has since gone on to win at the Overnight Allowance level.

Now going on the round course with all four shoes in tack and the visor removed, Another Vigorous made one move to win by a dominating four-and-a-length, clipping splits of 22.4 and 45.4 to stop the clock in 59.0.

Owner Lloyd Davis after the win said his horse is back to himself and that racing fans should look for better runs from Another Vigorous.

“Well he [ Another Vigorous] performed properly today (Saturday). I mean, a time of 59.0 flat is a very good time coming around the bend and he did it very easily as well. He got a little setback in the early part of his career but everything is coming on nicely for him now.

“The last time he raced he lost a shoe at the starting gates and that is just a part of the sport of horse racing and so we had to look beyond that and come again this time. He was well-prepared for this race and he is now able to show his true talent,” Davis said.

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