First winner for Epaulette

Fas le Fios is victorious at Maisons-Laffitte

First-season sire Epaulette opened his winner’s account on 25 April when his daughter Fas le Fios won over five furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte.

Settled behind the early pace, the Stan Moore-trained filly began to make headway with three furlongs left to run and hitting the front a furlong out, kept on well to win by a short neck.

Fas le Fios becomes the fourth winner out of the King’s Best mare Saffa Garden, herself a half-sister to G1 Irish 2,000 Guineas third and Rochestown Stakes winner He’s A Decoy, plus G1 Darley July Cup third Danetime.

Epaulette was G2-placed and a dual winner himself at two, going on to win the G1 Golden Rose and G1 Doomben 10,000 at three in his native Australia. He also found only Black Caviar too good in the G1 TJ Smith Stakes that year.

Epaulette, a three-parts brother to exciting young sire Helmet, stands at Kildangan Stud at a fee of €7,000 October 1st SLF.