The Epona Cup – 26th March 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse




Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 2 Secret Aurora Dixon Racing Janey Ziegler 1:21.752
2 9 Gs Tanju Colak BODRUMLUCK Erlinda Smyer 1:22.255
3 8 Not Too Soon Karaka Breeders Jody Schulenberg 1:22.257
4 10 Campaign YellonkY Zackary Duplechain 1:22.347
5 4 Big Bad Conspiracy Burgersfortheboyz Ossie Wenstrand 1:22.372

The Crimson Carnival Presents the Epona Cup this race is sponsored by Rhed and has became one of the fan favorites over the years highlighting and hosting some of the greatest runner of all time. Horses like Novus PropinquoCorona StarWild AthenaRising DarknessHeisenberg and Seething Rain, has won this crown and went on to have hall of fame careers.

1. Dante’s Top Eight

4yo stallion from rafindale, Career earnings: $560,400
Overall rating: Excellent(61) – Competitive

Comments At 4yo Dante’s Top Eight enter the field with one of the highest experience in short with a 19xp. All the xp haven’t paid off so far with only 1 victory after 4 career starts. But if owner rafindale can start to put it all together this horse can be a horse to watch.  

2. Secret Aurora

4yo stallion from Dixon Racing, Career earnings: $2,279,311
Overall rating: Excellent(64) – Competitive

CommentsSecret Aurora out of the Dixon Racing barn had an impressive heat race and will be looking to duplicate that run. He seem to love the fast track and if all holds up this weekend he might get another opportunity to run over the fast surface again this Saturday.

3. Flying Zamboucca

4yo stallion from flying spurs, Career earnings: $1,184,600
Overall rating: Admirable(57) – Competitive

Comments: Withdrawn

4. Big Bad Conspiracy

4yo stallion from Burgersfortheboyz, Career earnings: $1,065,000
Overall rating: Excellent(61) – Stalker

Comments: Big Bad Conspiracy out of Burgersfortheboyz barn is another runner who is capable of capturing the title. The 4yo Stalker won his heat and seem to be clicking on all cylinders at the right time.

5. Valhalla

4yo stallion from RCS Locos, Career earnings: $949,088
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Competitive

Comments: Valhalla has been a consistent runner in his last 4 starts and seem to be getting better. This horse have good xp, and if the jockey and horse are on the same page this weekend this horse can be very dangerous foe.

6. Making Friends

4yo mare from Woogle Wood, Career earnings: $1,813,910
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Competitive

Comments: Making Friends out of Woogle Wood Stable is another competitive runner who could possibly make this race very interesting. She has been running some sharp races of late and her owner is more then capable of taking home the top prize.

7. Skydancer Mandolin

4yo stallion from Sycamore, Career earnings: $435,492
Overall rating: Excellent(60) – Fast finisher

Comments: Skydancer Mandolin one of two fast finishers in the race will be making his 5th career start. This 4yo out of Sycamore Stables has shown some signs of life finishing second in the heat to Secret Aurora. The conditions should be something this horse relish and we should expect another big run out of the 18.0 hand stallion.

8. Not Too Soon

4yo stallion from Karaka Breeders, Career earnings: $2,171,477
Overall rating: Grand(66) – Stalker

Comments: Not Too Soon is 2 time world cup champion who seem to have lost his winning ways in his last 3 starts. The 4yo bay stallion stalker out of Karaka Breeders is still the one to beat, performing on the big stage when the lights are brighter, a win in the Epona would not come as a big surprise because he seem to live for these moments.

9. Gs Tanju Colak

4yo mare from BODRUMLUCK, Career earnings: $458,400
Overall rating: Excellent(63) – Natural champion

Comments: G’s Tanju Colak is an interesting 4yo mare who enters the race with the highest xp 2o in short. The down side to this runner is she is a Natural Champion and history normally tell us that an NC would love to stretch out and run much longer races. Would this be something if owner Cahit1 can pull off the unthinkable and prove this theory wrong?

10. Campaign

4yo stallion from YellonkY, Career earnings: $1,545,920
Overall rating: Admirable(59) – Fast finisher

Comments: Campaign out of YellonkY Stable is the other fast finisher in the race who will be looking to improve off last weekend heat race. The conditions should not be an issue and if the 4yo chestnut stallion can lay close to the pace setters, he might be able to make some serious noise.

11. Gone Tinkerbell

4yo mare from racingstable, Career earnings: $743,391
Overall rating: Excellent(62) – Stalker

Comments: Gone Tinkerbell out of racingstable is a 4yo chestnut mare stalker who is still trying to find her way moving up from sprint to short. This will be her second start in the short distance after finishing 5th in last weekend heat.

12. Kind Of Square

4yo stallion from Get Square Lodge, Career earnings: $570,600
Overall rating: Admirable(58) – Stalker

Comments: Kind Of Square is another 4yo stalker out of Get Square Lodge that has been showing some signs of life. Making only his 6th career start its hard to tell how the bay stallion will fair against this tough competitive field.

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