ROLLING BACK THE YEARS . . . . . .

PURE VISION had his first victory since November 2017 at Ffos Las on Thursday .

While he has always been talented, two significant back-to-back injuries have severely curtailed his visits to the racecourse in recent times.

Full marks then to his owner JP McManus for his patience with Pure Vision, who damaged a tendon again shortly after a highly promising run at Ascot in November 2020.

He is a lovely horse with a real quality look about him and has always had a bit of class.

The decision to go down the Hunter Chase route this season paid off on his return to action on Thursday when he finished with a flourish at Ffos Las to beat Jaunty Flyer in a very exciting, tight finish.

It looked a nice opportunity, we knew he went on the ground and he had won over course and distance in the past. He was given an excellent ride by record breaking point-to-point jockey Will Biddick who was strong in the finish despite losing his whip shortly after they jumped the third last fence.

Given his past problems we will see how Pure Vision comes out of the race before making any firm plans. It will probably be a bit too much of a rush to run him again to qualify for the Cheltenham Hunter Chase but we have more time if we want to take him to Liverpool.

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