Age shall not weary boom middle distance star, Father Rick, once again putting his best paw forward in taking out the G3 Ladbrokes Summer Six-Hundy Final at Gosford.
Run and won over the 603m, current track record holder, Like Wildfire gained a start from box one after the scratching of Fahey’s Magic, however, couldn’t produce his brilliant best, with Father Rick taking control of proceedings upon box rise, to lead throughout. The Ray Webster trained chaser clocked a time of 34.36, with wife and handler on the night Sharron understandably overcome with emotion at not only the win, but Ray’s unexpected trip to hospital that day. It was the son of Fernando Bale and Lagoon Prissy’s 28th career victory at an impressive age of 4 years and 2 months.
Off The Richter for Gary Stewart finished second, with Has Ability for Stuart Hazlett in third.
Winning connections collected $25,000 for their efforts.