Epatante represents an established, senior class angle in this, against younger, improving horses which provides an element of intrigue – should she run. At time of writing, she isn’t a definite runner, but if she does run, she will set a very high standard here.
She was beaten out of sight by Constitution Hill last time out in the Fighting Fifth, and Constitution Hill just looks a monster so, maybe we can forgive her that?
She is a multiple G1 winner from 2m to 2m4f, so she does set the bar, though there’s no denying she’s not the force of old. Hugely interesting.