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Epona Stakes - Form Comments

16/03/2017

G3 – 1900m – Turf

1

Ambience

Had two runs since midway through last year when placed in the Australian Oaks and Queensland Oaks at 2400 metres. Latest was 6.7 lengths 9th to Elle Lou in G3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) on heavy ground at Randwick on 4 March. Rise in distance suits but doesn’t want the ground much worse than soft 5 rating.

2

Elle Lou

Impressive in 0.3 lengths win from Alegria in G3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) on heavy ground at Randwick on 4 March. Untried beyond 1600m but has great record on wet tracks with all seven wins coming on rain affected ground - six wins on soft and one on heavy.

3

Gabella

Sound effort at first run since November when 1.1 lengths 6th to Master Reset in 1600m Cranbourne Cup (Handicap) at Cranbourne on 3 March. Three wins and four placings from eight starts at this distance and handles soft ground.

4

Alegria

Ran on strongly when 0.3 lengths 2nd to Elle Lou in G3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) on heavy ground at Randwick on 4 March. Been placed up to 2400m and has won on soft and heavy ground.

5

Happy Hannah

Ran on well when 1.6 lengths 6th to Turbo Miss in G3 Tressady Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on 4 March at first run since G2 placing at 2000m in November. Placed two of three starts on soft ground.

6

Song And Laughter

Raced handy and held on fairly when 1.8 lengths 4th to Elle Lou in G3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) on heavy ground at Randwick on 4 March. Sound record on wet tracks and rise in distance no issue.

7

Vandancer

Ran on soundly when 0.8 lengths 3rd to Elle Lou in G3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) on heavy ground at Randwick on 4 March. That was first start on heavy track, won only start on soft ground. Distance suits.

8

Sofin

Slow to begin but disappointed when 9 lengths last of seven behind Classic Uniform in Listed Parramatta Cup (1900m) on soft ground at Rosehill on 18 February. Recent wins have been on good rated tracks.

9

Top Of My List

Found some trouble in the run but still disappointing when 6.4 lengths 8th to Elle Lou in G3 Aspiration Quality (1600m) on heavy ground at Randwick on 4 March. That followed Warwick Farm 1600m win on heavy ground in weaker class. This is first run beyond 1600m.

10

Consommateur

Steps up in class but impressive start when 0.75 lengths winner from Wild Cavalier in Sandown 1500m BM 64 Handicap on good ground. Rise in distance should suit and won only start on heavy ground in easy fashion.

11

Rose’s Song

Won at 2000m at Canberra on soft ground in much weaker class before 17.6 lengths 10th of 11 behind Dark Eyes in Listed Canberra Cup (2000m) on 5 March.

12

O’Reilly’s Angel

Fair effort when 1.6 lengths 3rd to Chloe’s Comet in Canberra 1400m Benchmark 65 Handicap on 5 March. Rise in class and distance set her a task.

13

Lamma Hilton

Shown flashes of ability on occasions but has to improve sharply on 4.5 lengths 6th of seven behind Damedge in Hawkesbury 1600m Benchmark 70 Handicap on heavy ground on 2 March.

 

 

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