RAMPANT Lion got us off the mark for the year at Kempton yesterday evening, making it the 35th consecutive year that William has trained a winner – obviously he was a very young man when he took out his licence!
Partnered by David Probert; Rampant Lion raced in mid-division before making his move over a furlong out and threaded his way to the front with half a furlong to go and kept on with a hands and heels ride to win by half a length.
Delighted for owner, Dr Jim Walker, who was at Kempton to cheer his horse home. Dr Jim lives in Hong Kong and we always endeavour to provide him with a winner when he is in the UK. We have done this with Admiral Dundas and Argent Knight in previous years.