The Epsom Derby Stakes – 22nd October 2016 – London Bridge Racecourse


The Epsom Derby 

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Woogle Wood and Ethyl Evertz have proven their consistent high win strike-rate over the past few months and the combination team up with Grand Prix Stakes winner New Terrain, a classy and maturing son of Chippy European. The three year old won a good race at his last start when showing guts and courage and he looks the class act in a field lacking depth. The Seahorse Racing-bred filly Raspberry Ripple is lightly raced and has scope for improvement. Hunters Godlike is a progressive looking young stayer in the making, and must have a definite shout.

Both Powder and Tanker Jumper looks like interesting runners, who looks eminently suited to this type of race if they adapt to the ground. A case can also be made for Stage Puppy if he stays.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 New Terrain Woogle Wood Ethyl Evertz 2:33.211
2 3 Hunters Godlike Double U Stables Paris Bissonnette 2:33.474
3 6 Stage Puppy zephyr racing stable Octavio Galanti 2:35.140
4 2 Raspberry Ripple Sootie Lera Goeckel 2:35.253
5 4 Powder YellonkY Kenton Strand 2:35.439


1. New Terrain

3yo colt from Woogle Wood, Career earnings: $1,293,200
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Woogle Wood
Lineage:By Chippy European out of Snow Brigade 
Recent form:1,1,1,1,1

Stable comments: – “New Terrain‘s chances? Toss a coin. He would want a much better surface ideally, but the race is a mix up – those horses with epic XP aren’t muddies while the muddies lack epic XP. He came out of the heat relatively well, and with fitness at a premium over this gruelling test he may hopefully strip fitter than most. Hopeful…ish.”

2. Raspberry Ripple

3yo filly from Sootie, Career earnings: $30,000
Overall rating: Satisfactory(45) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Seahorse Racing
Lineage:By Dancin out of Genio
Recent form:12,4

Stable comments: – “Rain is pelting down I sure as hell wish my little filly was a muddy! It’s been a pain from the very start with this horse as I’ve struggled to get a solid jock for her so with that being said I hope she can maybe surprise me but I’m leaning towards her not.”

3. Hunters Godlike

3yo filly from Double U Stables, Career earnings: $160,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Back in black
Lineage:By Cruiser Des Bois out of Super Red 
Recent form:1

Stable comments: – “Outside chance but knackered after the heat. Hoping the ground stays wet so I have a chance. Same jockey so maybe a top 3 if we can get her fit.”

4. Powder

3yo filly from YellonkY, Career earnings: $694,400
Overall rating: Adequate(38) – Unpredictable
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by YellonkY
Lineage:By Pocus Hop out of Kundalini 
Recent form:1,2,6,1,4

Stable comments: – “I’m happy with qualifying to this final, but of course my horse is not a favorite. I’ll be happy with money place.”

5. Rags To Riches

3yo filly from Tall Oaks II, Career earnings: $86,400
Overall rating: Adequate(36) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Tall Oaks II
Lineage:By Toronto out of Inventor Salted 
Recent form:12,8,11

Stable comments: – “

6. Stage Puppy

3yo filly from zephyr racing stable, Career earnings: $179,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Mud-lark
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by zephyr racing stable
Lineage:By Pembleton out of Zipper Explosion 
Recent form:5,6,12,7

Stable comments: – “

7. Tanker Jumper

3yo colt from swindin, Career earnings: $80,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(40) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by swindin
Lineage:By Barking Assembly out of Purchase 
Recent form:3

Stable comments: – “Tanker Jumper…one paced but stays all day, wet track will not favour, place at best.”

8. Bozzu

3yo colt from Tony’s Trotters, Career earnings: $38,503
Overall rating: Adequate(36)
Born:Fri 8th Jul 2016, bred by Georgett Stables
Lineage:By Mchippy Have out of Hemera 
Recent form:12,4,3,4,9

Stable comments: – “Great race to see how far your young horse has progressed. Good prize money although I don’t think I’ll win any with this horse over an epic distance.”

9. Expectations

3yo colt from countrry boy, Career earnings: $283,637
Overall rating: Adequate(38) – Stalker
Born:Fri 15th Jul 2016, bred by countrry boy
Lineage:By Jade Valley out of Chautauqua 
Recent form:10,2,2,4

Stable comments: – “Expectation is a stalker type runner. Will have one run at them hopefully the speed is on and the track gets to a dead. A place is the best hope, not up to this grade 🙂 .”

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