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Colour Vision Clipped After Bossing Sagaro


 It wasn't so much the victory itself, but the manner in which the victory came, that has seen Colour Vision's price for the Ascot Gold Cup halved by virtually all major bookmakers. The record-setting performance at Kempton has placed him immediately in the upper echelon of staying contenders with an ambitious lineup of contests ahead of him this year.


The four-year-old son of Rainbow Quest proved the feather in Saeed Bin Suroor's cap today on his seasonal debut with an electric performance that saw him finish a length and a half ahead of Melbourne Cup runner up Red Cadeaux.

Frankie Dettori put together a crafty ride, sitting well off the pace through the opening portion of the race as Clive Cox's aptly-named Electrolyser laid down a prominent early pace over the first few furlongs.

A rail-skimming ride to the finish by Frankie allowed Colour Vision to flash his incredible turn of foot. He ran very well against older colts and geldings last year in the Long Distance Cup on Champions Day, finishing behind Fame And Glory and Opinion Poll.

At one point Colour Vision was priced as high as 30/1 for the Ascot Gold Cup but can now be spotted near an 8/1 with several top bookmakers.

Colour Vision's official course record time was clocked at 3m 21.5sec.

Red Cadeaux and Thimaar are both expected to come back at Colour Vision again in his next contest with Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford still up in the air about the exact location of his next race. Speaking to the media Wednesday morning he declared, “He certainly looked good there. We were concerned he might need it but sitting out the back helped him. He'll probably have one more run before going for the Gold Cup. He could go for the Henry II at Sandown, but he'll have a penalty to carry there now that it's down to a Group 3.”

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