O’Dwyer To Test Clear Vision in Artie Schiller

November 8, 2020

Cheyenne Stables’ Clear Vision has shown improvement in his last trio of starts and will take things up a notch in Saturday’s $100,000 Artie Schiller over the inner turf at Aqueduct – a race named after his Grade 1-winning sire.

Trained by Jeremiah O’Dwyer, Clear Vision received a six-month layoff after two off-the-board efforts at Fair Grounds Race Course over the winter and emerged off the bench in victorious fashion when besting winners over good ground at Laurel Park.

“He’s a grand horse,” O’Dwyer said. “We took him to Fair Grounds in the winter and did OK, but he didn’t love training over that track. He had a quarter crack that took him a while to get over. We got three races back in him since then and he’s been doing well. We’re just looking for a good spot for him. He’s a tall, leggy horse that’s taken some time for him to mature mentally and physically. I think he’s better as a 4-year-old.”

Following a triumphant return to action, Clear Vision was a distant fifth at Pimlico before winning a second-level allowance event at Laurel Park on October 11.

“The day he got beat at Pimlico the ground was more testing than we would have liked,” O’Dwyer said.

Bred in Kentucky by Candy Meadows, Clear Vision is out of the Invincible Spirit mare Refreshing.

Also from the O’Dwyer barn, last year’s Grade 2 Remsen winner Shotski, who provided the conditioner with his first graded stakes victory, is on the comeback trail and has been working at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, most recently breezing a half-mile in 50 seconds flat over the main track.

O’Dwyer said that he has not yet picked out a spot for the sophomore son of Blame.

“We haven’t looked too far out,” O’Dwyer said. “We’re just getting him going along.”

Shotski has not raced since finishing fourth in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth on February 29 at Gulfstream Park. He is owned by a partnership which includes Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms.

Photo Credit: MJC

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