Epona Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

A bumper day of racing takes place at Rosehill this Saturday and one the key support races to the big Group 1 events is the Group 3 2013 Epona Stakes (1900m).

Fibrillation returns to defend her Epona Stakes title. Photo: Steve Hart.

A strong 14-horse field has been named to contest the $125,000 fillies and mares’ event including Peter Moody-trained mare Thy who is coming off a win in the Aspiration Quality.

Ron Quinton has accepted with Aspiration Quality runner-up Crafty Irna who has established a reputation as a solid Group performer in recent times.

The five-year-old won the Listed Tattersall’s Club Cup in the spring and finished in the minor placings twice at Group level.

Tim Martin’s mare Fibrillation returns for the race she won last year and arrives on the back of a third-place finish at Rosehill on March 2.

Australian Oaks runner-up Aliyana Tilde hasn’t won in over a year but was solid when third in the Aspiration Quality.

Travelling south from Queensland to make their black-type debut is Dolly Dolly who is coming off a four-length win at the Gold Coast.

Bringing solid form into the race is Darley-owned four-year-old Sindarin who backed up a third-place finish at Warwick Farm to finish third in the Canberra Cup.

The Redoute’s Choice mare has won three of 15 starts but looks suited to the race as two of those have come over 1800m and 1900m.

Heading into the race with a victory behind them is Bold Sari who won at Gosford last start.

Other horses in the field include Mick Kent’s mare Apingle and Peter Moody’s French import Never Forget.

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Epona Stakes 2013 – Final Field and Barrier Draw

No Last 10 Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight Hcp Rating
1 100x93x808 NEVER FORGET (FR) Peter G Moody TBA 11 57.5kg 92
2 x212813x62 CRAFTY IRNA Ron Quinton Sam Clipperton (a) 2 57kg 102
3 9x11254x03 FIBRILLATION Tim Martin Brenton Avdulla 7 57kg 102
4 41343x1x51 THY (NZ) Peter G Moody Luke Nolen 4 56.5kg 94
5 332x068x93 ALIYANA TILDE Kerry Parker Corey Brown 9 55kg 86
6 x727563127 SHAMARDANI Gregory Hickman Tommy Berry 5 55kg 83
7 43431×5133 SINDARIN Peter Snowden TBA 13 55kg 83
8 5312241241 DOLLY DOLLY (NZ) Brian Smith James McDonald 14 55kg 80
9 4123133×36 EPINGLE (NZ) Michael Kent Craig Williams 6 55kg 80
10 32303×1539 NATCH CATCH Nick Olive Jeff Penza 8 55kg 79
11 0x14214x09 SABLES Peter Snowden TBA 3 55kg 78
12 5418×31254 OMINOUS QUALITY David Brideoake & David Feek Glyn Schofield 12 55kg 77
13 35116×0631 BOLD SARI Bart Cummings Peter Robl 1 55kg 69
14 56×6074283 OUR GIRL CHARLIZE Clarry Conners Craig Newitt 10 55kg 66