2022 Epona Stakes Race Details

Race 4 at Rosehill on Saturday 19th March 2022.

The Epona Stakes is a Group 3 1900 metre set weights plus penalties race for the fillies and mares that are three-year-old and upward that is run by the Australian Turf Club in March. It is run at Rosehill during the Sydney Autumn Racing Carnival.

You can read more about the race history, lead-up races, and past winners on the Epona Stakes page.

Epona Stakes 2022 Preview

Track: Soft-Heavy Weather: 80% chance of showers (1-5mm)

Thirteen runners have accepted for the $160,000 Group 3 Epona Stakes and there has been no early scratchings. The Kris Lees stable is saddling up three runners, Chris Waller two runners and the rest of the trainers have only one entry.

Le Lude is the early favourite after her Aspiration Quality demolition, where she led the entire way and saluted by 4.25 lengths. Harmony Rose is second in the betting and she is coming off a sub-par run behind Forbidden Love in the Guy Walter.

Galaxy Belle rounds out the top three in betting and she is coming off a luckless run behind Surefire over the 2000m.

Epona Stakes Runner by Runner

1. Le Lude (13)

Third-up, deserved favourite. Dictated last start but won’t get that here. Loves the conditions and 1900m is no issue.

2. Harmony Rose (1)

Poor first-up, will need to improve majorly to be a chance.

3. Our Intrigue (5)

First-up. Will have a good preparation but I can’t back her here.

4. Monegal (8)

Can run a race on her day but I don’t think this is the race.

5. Nerve Not Verve (6)

Entered for Flemington as well. If she stays here, she isn’t a fan of a wet track.

6. Galaxy Belle (7)

Arguably should have won last start. This is harder but she is in career best form. Big chance.

7. Welsh Legend (12)

First-up. Can’t have.

8. Fill of Fun (4)

Will put more speed in the race but outclassed.

9. Bedford Square (10)


10. Twice On Sunday (9)

Big step up in grade. Needs to lift.

11. Wild Sheila (2)

Entered for Newcastle Thursday. Prefer others.

12. Azarmin (3)

Won well at Canterbury. Will like the extra distance but looks outclassed.

13. Feel The Rush (11)

No luck first-up. Will love the conditions but is drawn poorly. Place.

Epona Stakes 2022 Tips

The following are the top 4 selections for this year’s race.

Josh’s Tips
Jo’s Tips
6 Galaxy Belle 1 Le Lude
1 Le Lude 6 Galaxy Belle
3 Our Intrigue 7 Welsh Legend
13 Feel The Rush 10 Twice On Sunday

Previews for other races this week

Group 1 George Ryder 2022 (Rosehill 1500m)

Group 1 Golden Slipper 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 1 Rosehill Guineas 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 1 Ranvet Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 2000m)

Group 1 The Galaxy 2022 (Rosehill 1100m)

Group 3 Birthday Card Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)

Group 3 Queen’s Cup 2022 (Rosehill 2400m)

Listed Darby Munro Stakes 2022 (Rosehill 1200m)


$5,000,000 All Star Mile 2022 (Flemington 1600m)

Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes 2022 (Moonee Valley 2040m) – Friday

$500,000 Jewel 2YO Plate 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

$500,000 Jewel 3YO Plate 2022 (Gold Coast 1200m)

$150,000 The Gold Jewel 2022 (Gold Coast 1400m)

$125,000 Military Rose Plate 2022 (Gold Coast 1100m)

$125,000 Gold Coast Stakes 2022 (Gold Coast 1800m)

2022 Epona Stakes Final Results

Result Horse Margin
1st 4 Monegal
2nd 5 Nerve Not Verve 2.17 lengths
3rd 13 Feel The Rush 6.47 lengths
4th 9 Bedford Square 6.89 lengths

The track was rated as Heavy 9.

Scratchings: 3. Our Intrigue, 7. Welsh Legend.