Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Robert Wombwell, fresh from a recent win at Tara Raceway with Banjo Bonito, returned last Sunday for further success with Rampaging Rick who was having his first Tara Raceway start and his first for the Coleraine trainer.
Coming into the Klaassens Contractors Stake (400 m) on the back of five unplaced runs on Victorian tracks, the black dog was quickly away from box four and never headed, eventually defeating Mordred by 1½ lengths in 23.28 seconds, a more than handy time for maiden performers.
Rampaging Rick has been in Wombwell’s kennels for only a few weeks, making the switch after owner Verity Cotton had been forced to move him on due to kennel constraints.
The win came as no surprise to Wombwell who said the black dog had recently trialled very well at Tara Raceway.
“I gave him only one trial at the track but he looked pretty good and as a result I reckon he could be good enough to also go elsewhere to race,” he said.
Rampaging Rick is by Paradise Madison, an Irish sire with a fair amount of Australian blood, out of Noela’s Dream, a daughter of another Irish sire in Milldean Panther.
Rampaging Rick’s litter, whelped in March 2016, also includes Bombora Thunder, who has raced on nine occasions for four wins at Geelong, Ballarat and Horsham.