Uncle Mo Ridgling Caps Off Sunday In Style

9th-SA, $55,725, Msw, 1-28, 3yo, 1mT, 1:35.13, fm.
EPICAL (r, 3, Uncle Mo–Klondike Hills, by Deputy Minister) ran down 8-5 favorite Concur (Curlin) and held off the closing Fibonacci (Artie Schiller) in an impressive debut performance to cap off Sunday at Santa Anita. The bay, sent off as a 19-1 longshot, sat comfortably behind a wall of horses around the first turn and onto the backside. She continued to stalk around the far bend before finding a lane just outside of the pacesetter at the quarter pole and gradually gained on Concur, who snuck through on the rail. Epical took command outside the sixteenth pole before holding off the charging Fibonacci in the final strides for a neck success on debut. Epical was a $205,000 Fasig-Tipton October yearling purchase and he RNA’d for $145,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Spring 2-Year-old sale last year. His dam foaled fillies by Sky Mesa and To Honor and Serve in 2016 and 2017, respectively before visiting Oxbow in 2017. Turf runs deep in his pedigree, as his dam is a half to MGSW Strut The Stage (Theatrical {Ire}) and G3SW Sacred Song (Diesis {GB}). His third dam produced multiple Canadian Horse of the Year Chief Bearhart (Chief’s Crown) and GISW Explosive Red (Explodent). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $32,400. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-D P Racing; B-Jamm, Ltd. (KY); T-James M. Cassidy.