Rampant Lion reaffirmed his potential to a loyal band of owners, winning his heat of the Sportsbet Future Stars series, thus qualifying for the final in a fortnight.
After the best part of a year off the scene, the son of Frankel stormed home from 10th at the 400m to win the 1200m race and pocket the $41,000 winner’s cheque for connections.
Ridden by Tom Stockdale, the four-year-old gelding showed the same qualities he’d displayed before his injury layoff and his ownership group will no doubt have a big presence at the series final, given the $300,000 purse up for grabs.
Trained by Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman, Rampant Lion is another winner for the successful combination of Dalziel Bloodstock and Rosemont Stud, the same ownership that raced the likes of Pounding, Mr Quickie and emerging stayer, Gates.