Mr Epic Relishes The Trip

Jul 29, 2017

Mr Epic (Husson) had no problems with the step up in distance at Doomben yesterday, posting an impressive performance to win the D A Ernst Open Handicap (2000m).

The Toby Edmonds-trained rising five-year-old gelding had not won since September 2016, but yesterday he scored a three quarter length victory over King Viv (Falkirk) with just a head back to Monteaux (Medaglia d’Oro) in third.

"He was bit flat-paced at his last start at 1600 metres and we thought he was looking for the 2000 metres," Edmonds said.

"It was a clever ride by Matt (McGillivray, jockey) but Mr Epic did have to make two runs so it was a strong effort. There are a few races for him coming up - the Lismore Cup, Taree Cup, Port Macquarie Cup and the like."