The Denman colt Ragged Rascal consigned a lacklustre autumn preparation to history when he resumed with a resounding victory in Saturday’s Listed Heritage Stakes at Randwick.
In an all Darley stallions finish, Ragged Rascal came from the back of the field to beat the Epaulette filly Meryl.
Ragged Rascal had shown promise in his two-year-old preparation winning a modest county race.
Saturday’s effort suggested he has returned a much improved three-year-old colt.
Ragged Rascal is from the stakes winning mare M’lady Pedrille whose family includes the G1 winner Diamond Drille and was bred by Pedrille Thoroughbreds.
The colt, who sold as a yearling for A$160,000, becomes Denman’s 10th Stakes winner.
Denman stands this season at a fee of A$8,800 including GST at Kelvinside in New South Wales.