Epsom Derby Stakes – 23 January 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse

The Epsom Derby Stakes

The Epsom Derby Stakes



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 8 Pirate Prince Pomerania Jaime Buzick 2:31.819
2 2 Orfevre Karaka Breeders Jody Schulenberg 2:33.283
3 1 B’s Riddler BIG-B Jesse Carrus 2:34.225
4 6 Harvester Of Sorro DoubleJ Ranch Keturah Shakespeare 2:34.424
5 9 Super Mudda Supersonic Stables Isobel Abendroth 2:35.972

SEASON 34 we see the 16th running of the Epsom Derby and our first look at the 3yo on the big stage over the testing 2423

1. B’s Riddler
3yo colt from BIG-B, Career earnings: $386,555
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Mud-lark
Form: 2,4,1,12.
3yo colt from Karaka Breeders, Career earnings: $120,000
Overall rating: Reasonable(52) – Natural champion
Form: 13.
3yo colt from zephyr racing stable, Career earnings: $227,000
Overall rating: Satisfactory(46) – Needs space
Form: 3,8,6,54.
4Temple Of Boom
3yo filly from djs stable, Career earnings: $330,682
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47) – Natural champion
Form: 1,11,3,7,5
3yo filly from Chingford Stable, Career earnings: $186,255
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47) – Needs space
Form: 12,6,1,4,76.
6. Harvester Of Sorro
3yo colt from DoubleJ Ranch, Career earnings: $253,800
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Natural champion
Form: 1,37.
7. Vida Cotto Packerz
3yo filly from Intrepids Ecurie, Career earnings: $221,461
Overall rating: Satisfactory(48) – Needs space
Form: 1,2,1,1,38.
8. Pirate Prince
3yo colt from Pomerania, Career earnings: $454,411
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Mud-lark
Form: 4,3,1,29.
9. Super Mudda
3yo filly from Supersonic Stables, Career earnings: $60,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(46) – Mud-lark
Form: 2

Lets kick off the preview with the two very seasoned and successful stables in the race, BIG-B, and Karaka Breeders.

BIG-B enters the race with B’s Riddler, a mudlark perfectly suited to the heavy ground. A slow burner 4th in the 2yo Long Breeders Cup, the 3yo mudlark has just recently strung together 2 wins an given BIG-B has a very impressive Epsom Derby record with 3 epsom wins , it wont shock anyone if B’s Riddler scores his 4th in this season opener for the stayers.

Orfevre, the Karaka Breeders natural champion stepped out for his first start in the heats of the Epsom and was impressive cruising to the line with a bit left in the reserve. So expect a big improvement from this highly rated son of Deynor.

Harvester Of Sorro, a 3yo colt bred out of Riddley Walker Racin, from the hall of fame horse Gravity, is showing promise with his only 2 starts on slow ground and over the epic journey with improvement each time out. So expect this DoubleJ Ranch runner to be in the mix being a very experienced trainer, he will no doubt aim for a top end finish.

Super Mudda, bred out of a 2 time classic winner Epic Flail,  may have the staying potential to go a long way, not only in this cup but those in the future. Given only one start in her career running 2nd behind Orfevre in the heat, I suspect the trainer would have learned quite a bit from her runner so expect a nice run on suitable ground.

Of the rest Temple Of Boom, has some talent maybe lacking experience and the trainer not quite got the jockey and horse on the same page but could show improvement, and if filly can get in the money.

Others in the race may find the going hard as the race will be on a heavy track. But looking at it from face value, the two seasoned champs may fight this one out in the end.


1. B’s Riddler

2. Orfevre

3. Super Mudda

View the field on Track King here

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