One-eyed War Glory battled to a first career victory in the 32Red.com Maiden Stakes at Wolverhampton yesterday.
Runner-up on his racecourse debut over the same seven furlongs three weeks earlier, the Richard Hannon-trained three-year-old proved his disability is no handicap as he landed the odds in determined fashion.
Always handy, War Glory (4-11 favourite) kept on powerfully for Sean Levey to hold Eskandari by three-quarters of a length.
Levey said: “Being blind in one eye has never seemed to affect him.
“He’s not scared of horses on the other side.
“He’s straight, he doesn’t hang and it’s not stopping him by any means.
“I think he’ll progress again.”
Irish raider Little Stampy (2-1 favourite) repeated last month’s course success over the mile-and-a-half in the Download The Coral App Handicap, the David Broad-trained mare getting home by a length-and-a-quarter from Pinotage under Shane Gray.
“Opportunities at home are very limited,” the Co Meath handler told At The Races.
“We’ll probably come back in a few weeks if the handicapper is not too hard on her.”
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