The Fast ‘n Furious Cup – 24th September 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse


The Fast ‘n Furious Cup

Shuffle The Deck

A case can be made for all the runners today in The Fast ‘n Furious.


Belly Buster – Empyrean – A draw and/or catch to an Inside Straight.

Broomcorn’s Uncle – Blue Agrius –  A player who antes himself broke.

Rounders – Secret Pact – Guys who hustle for a living.

Nuts – Chase The Ace – The best possible hand at any point of the game. A hand that cannot be beat.

Pocket Rockets – Homer Rules – A pair of Aces in the pocket or hole.

Pass – Hammered Koharu – To fold.

Railbird – Pure Perception – Someone who hangs around a poker room who watches the games and/or is looking to get into action.

Broadway – Lambda Provoke – An Ace high straight (A-K-Q-J-10).

American Airlines – Canus Sharif –  Two Aces.

Floorman – Master Of Puppets – An employee of the cardroom who makes rulings and decisions.

Showdown – Guiltho – At the end of the final betting round, it’s when all active players turn their cards face-up to see who has won the pot.

River – Leaves Then – This is the last card given in all games.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 4 Chase The Ace Blackjack Farms Alfonso Dunfee 1:05.034
2 1 Empyrean Barcarolle Almeda Koppelman 1:05.063
3 10 Master Of Puppets Bristol Turks Melda Pratten 1:05.439
4 2 Blue Agrius captaincrusoe Eliana Selnes 1:05.502
5 3 Secret Pact Dixon Racing Garth Puller 1:05.536


1. Empyrean

8yo stallion from Barcarolle, Career earnings: $8,595,237
Overall rating: Majestic(80) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Jan 2015, bred by Pool One7
Recent form:2,1,1,1,4

Stable comments: – “The Fast and Furious is a race that could produce a track record. Should be a mad rush to the lead very early with several runners looking to hit the rail to establish a solid position. Overall I think Secret Pact and Empyrean will be fighting the finish out in the last 100m, the hardest to beat looks to be Chase The Ace and Blue Agrius. Lets hope Empyrean doesn’t blow the start like it did in the heat. Good luck to all runners.”

2. Blue Agrius

10yo stallion from captaincrusoe, Career earnings: $7,424,650
Overall rating: Majestic(80) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by The Farmhouse Stud
Lineage:By Gold Rush out of Muzza Flights
Recent form:1,2,1,1,2

Stable comments: – “In these top sprint races the start is crucial, you blink and they’re gone. Blue Agrius has been poorly managed by me, and in another stable could have won 2 or 3 cups more. Chase The Ace will be hard to peg back, if he gets a good jump.”

3. Secret Pact

8yo mare from Dixon Racing, Career earnings: $8,972,185
Overall rating: Majestic(81) – Competitive
Born:Fri 2nd Jan 2015, bred by YellonkY
Lineage:By Attila The Hun out of Genevieve
Recent form:1,1,2,1,3

Stable comments: – “This race is more of a test for Secret Pact than anything else. I feel she will lack early speed against the likes of Chase The Ace, Blue Agrius and Empyrean.

4. Chase The Ace

10yo stallion from Blackjack Farms, Career earnings: $13,148,262
Overall rating: Majestic(81) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Mickmac
Lineage:By Germanicus out of Freckled Summoner
Recent form:1,1,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “This will hopefully be Chase the Ace‘s last race. I hope that he can pull of the win against a good crowd. Lots of up and comers in the race that will be a group of talented horses and trainers for seasons to come.”

5. Homer Rules

10yo stallion from RCS Locos, Career earnings: $8,755,417
Overall rating: Marvelous(77) – Competitive
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by RCS Locos
Lineage:By Some Ruler Xfactor out of Aloha Lane
Recent form:2,1,2,2,1

Stable comments: – “Homer Rules has never really lived up to our expectations and i think he’s a little outclassed in this field. A top 5 here would be a fantastic result. Chase The Ace is the class act here and I expect him come out on top.”

6. Hammered Koharu

2yo colt from kaseco, Career earnings: $8,734
Overall rating: Underdone(17)
Born:Fri 2nd Sep 2016, bred by kaseco
Lineage:By Wildcat Setnow out of Balls Tinman
Recent form:4,8

Stable comments: – “

7. Pure Perception

10yo stallion from Lozzy Stables, Career earnings: $4,444,685
Overall rating: Tremendous(73)
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Lozzy Stables
Lineage:By Pure Steel out of Seeking Satori
Recent form:1,4,5,2,1

Stable comments: – “I am very proud of my sprinter Pure Perception who has been running with great credit placing in GRAN class 1 league races, and he deserves a crack at a world cup in his final year. Look, he lacks in OR as he is under 80 and he ran on the Sunday heat (but did win !) but he will love the distance of 1150m, it is his absolute optimum for his stat balance. This cup final will attract the very best sprinters in the game and has returned world records in the past, so I’m under no illusions as to the task he faces. Good going is essential and he likely won’t get that but if he did then I’d hope for a top 5 finish. Realistically under other conditions he will do well to make mid-division. No idea who will win this one but I expect a photo finish for sure!”

8. Lambda Provoke

10yo stallion from ghanainternational, Career earnings: $9,115,337
Overall rating: Majestic(82)
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by ghanainternational
Lineage:By Symbol Wednesday out of Bossy Flames
Recent form:1,4,3,2,5

Stable comments: – “I would be very surprised if Lambda won, if he makes top 5 I would be happy. Chase The Ace has been the best sprinter at Gran this year and I think he can win this race.”

9. Canus Sharif

10yo stallion from Speed Breed, Career earnings: $5,007,496
Overall rating: Majestic(81) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Reds Breeding Stud
Lineage:By Reds Dragoon out of Reds Galadriel
Recent form:1,3,7,2,4

Stable comments: – “Canus Sharif would love to end his racing career with a cup win before becoming a permanent stable stud. He’ll need more speed than he had in the heats.”

10. Master Of Puppets

10yo stallion from Bristol Turks, Career earnings: $11,796,660
Overall rating: Marvelous(78) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Bristol Turks
Recent form:1,2,1,1,3

Stable comments: – “Master Of Puppets didn’t enjoy the particularly short heat last weekend so will be looking forward to the longer final. I wasn’t able to come online to get MoP in a good gate so he’ll have to do the job starting in Gate 10. (MoP) is probably the best horse I ever trained so no matter what happens, he’ll be going to HoF.”

11. Guiltho

9yo stallion from DR Stables, Career earnings: $5,340,726
Overall rating: Marvelous(78) – Early sprinter
Born:Sun 5th Oct 2014, bred by Davi Lin Stable
Recent form:1,1,1,1,5

Stable comments: – “Guiltho will need to improve to stick with this bunch. Switching RI in hopes of getting more from the horse.”

12. Leaves Then

10yo stallion from Rawhide, Career earnings: $5,930,608
Overall rating: Majestic(80) – Breakaway
Born:Fri 4th Jul 2014, bred by Rawhide
Lineage:By Dennis Gyllene out of Touch Clean
Recent form:1,1,2,5,6

Stable comments: – “Leaves Then is taking a break from his stud duties to have a final run. Don’t expect much from him, his mind is probably elsewhere!”

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