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Vague Intention delivers in grade four event

10 / 04 / 2015 Article by: Peter Staples
Vague Intention defeats Dark Vito in a grade four in Hobart over 461m clocking 26.35 icon Click to enlarge

TALENTED pup Vague Intention scored the best win of his short career when he powered home to defeat Devonport Cup winner Dark Vito in a grade four event over 461 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last night (Thursday).

The Rod Ransley-trained dog was slow to begin and spotted the leaders eight lengths at the top turn and was still five lengths off them turning for home.

Dark Vito endured a battle with the in-form Dawn’s Best but gained the upped hand entering the home straight and the reigning Devonport Cup winner looked set for victory but he had no answer to the powerful finish of Vague Intention.

The win was exceptional and most pundits are now predicting a bright future for the son of Bekim Bale.

The dog is owned in Victoria by Todd O’Neill who sent the pup to Ransley early this year.

Before he arrived in Tasmania the pup suffered torn webbing in one of his front feet and that took some time to heal which is why he missed racing in juvenile events.

But he has gone from strength to strength since finding his way to the racetrack.

His litter brothers are doing well interstate with Bold Intention winning five and placing in nine from 17 starts in Victoria and now Western Australia where he has had three starts for new owners.

The only other one from the litter to race is Grand Intention that has won five of his 11 starts for trainer Gary Ennis in Victoria.