Gosford Goldmine In Range For McCann

TRAINER Peter McCann would have loved two more weeks with Rumble Ranger heading into Tuesday night’s heats of the Ladbrokes Gosford Goldmine.

Adam Dobbin

14 June 2021


TRAINER Peter McCann would have loved two more weeks with recent kennel acquisition Rumble Ranger heading into Tuesday night’s heats of the Ladbrokes Gosford Goldmine (515m).

But he doesn’t and if the Glebe conditioner leaves Gosford having qualified for next week’s $10,000-to-the-winner finale he’ll be more than happy.

“This race crept up on us a bit – I would have loved another fortnight with him,” McCann said.

“But with the conditions it’s the ideal race so if he can qualify for next week’s final he’ll be a lot better for tonight’s run. If he steps cleanly in the heat they won’t see which way he went early.

“He’s got enormous pace.”

FIELDS AND FORM GOSFORD TUESDAY

Rumble Ranger will exit box three in heat four of Tuesday night’s Goldmine heats, the series open to fifth grade greyhounds with 1-5 wins.

Tuesday night’s Goldmine assignment will be just the son of Fernando Bale’s third start for McCann after purchasing the Group 3 Vince Curry Maiden hero from lifelong friend Steve Kavanagh.

“I had a couple of boys looking to buy a race dog and was waiting a while for the right one to come along,” McCann said.

“But we’ve found the right dog in Rumble Ranger. He’s already won a really good race but I think he’s got another one in him.

“He is a little suspect at the end of 520 metres but he’s got sensational pace. And as we know it’s that speed which wins races.”

Winner at four of his 11 starts, Rumble Ranger, a brother to Louis Rumble, is a $2.3 favourite for his Goldmine heat ahead of Robbie Rotten at $2.85.

“He doesn’t ping the lids but when he hits the ground he really motors,” McCann said.

“If he steps he’ll lead but he will get tired the last bit. He’s had a post-to-post and he went really well and before he got beat over the 388m at Gosford last start he trialled 22.12 there.

“He’s a beautifully natured dog that does everything right and providing he qualifies for the final he’ll take plenty out of the heat run.

“Hopefully we’re talking next week going into the final.”

Some very exciting up-and-coming sprinters are set to contest Tuesday night’s Goldmine heats.

Leading that charge is the hugely talented Bandit Ned, pitchforked into the series as the winner at five of his six appearances.

Included in that five wins – the ceiling for the series – is Group 3 successes in the Magic Maiden and Nowra Puppy Classic.