IT has already been a highly industrious season for Willie McCreery at pattern level and he secured his third group race success of the campaign when Epona Plays ran her rivals ragged in the Group 2 Lanwades Stud Stakes to take centre stage in a Billy Lee treble.

After securing the first pattern race of the season in the Park Express Stakes at Naas in late March, Epona Plays was kept under wraps for this assignment and she turned out better than ever for this mile event.