WHEN Vague Intention first arrived at Rod Ransley’s kennel at Brighton he was considered as good as his litter brother Bold Intention that has developed into a very promising sprinter.
Bold Intention won four and was placed seven times fro 14 starts with Ransley before being sold to Western Australia.
Another litter brother Grand Intention has won five from 10 in Victoria for his owner-breeder Todd O’Neill.
A few niggling injury problems have prevented Vague Intention from getting to the races.
At Tattersall’s Park in Hobart last night Vague Intention scored an impressive win in the HGRC Maiden Series final and while the time was ordinary it was the way the dog went about finding the line that impressed most.
Vague Intention ($5.50) debuted a w3eek earlier and finished third in his Maiden Series heat to just scrape into the final.
He began poorly from box four in the final and had a wall of dogs ahead of him when they approached the top turn.
However, the son of Bekim Bale weaved a passage through the field and in the home straight he darted back to the rails and powered home to score by a half-length from Howzat Ernie with race leader Urana Bolt hanging on for third.
“When this dog was being broken in with Bold Intention in Victoria very little separated them and they said it was only a matter of which ever one found the rail first would win,” Ransley said.
“He has had to deal with a couple of injuries but he s heading in the right direction.”
“He has won and we’ll take it and the best part about his win was the way he finished off,” he said.