Sun shining on Epona Park

Danerich gelding Kaiser Sun completed a city double for the Epona Park Syndicate in the Lanec Services Hcp (1000m) at Flemington on Saturday.

Kaiser Sun (4g Danerich – Street Princess by Keltrice) has won 3 of his 5 starts for a syndicate managed by Epona Park’s Jeff and Janine Allis.  The Victorian couple also race Jessy Belle (Rock Of Gibraltar) who won the Inglis Bonus at Moonee Valley on Friday evening.

Jeff and Janine founded Boost Juice in 1999 and the company now has 187 stores in Australia and another 47 overseas in countries such as Britain and China.

Co-trainer Mathew Ellerton said Kaiser Sun had overcome his share of problems including surgery for a chipped knee.  “He’s very quick and can win a handy race,” Ellerton said after the gelding’s all-the-way victory down the straight.  “He only knows one way at the moment but that can change with more racing under his belt.”

Ellerton Zahra Racing bought Kaiser Sun for $42,000 on behalf of Epona Park at the 2011 Magic Millions National Sale.  He is from an unraced half-sister to Lady Elsie (Rainbows For Life) who won the 1998 Twilight Glow Stakes at Sandown.

The family is a favourite of Rangal Park’s Eric Buttler.  Second-dam Princess Kingston (Bletchingly) was a sister to Kingston Town.

Buttler stands Danerich (Danehill) for an $8,800 (inc gst) service fee in Euroa.

Danerich has been in career-best form this season with Richie’s Vibe winning at stakes level during the Melbourne Cup carnival.  And, in the last month, he has sired the winners of 18 races in Australia including rising star Lord of the Sky.