Family Saturday At The Festival Flat Race 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, 6 runners)
  • Winner €5,174 2nd €1,200 3rd €526 4th €300
  • Going: Heavy
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 18.10s
  • Off time: 17:10:17
Full result
Result 17:10 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 6 What Lies Ahead 4/5f
2nd 2 Flight Plan 2 7/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1
WHITE, black stars, white sleeves, black star on cap Arbour Gold (IRE)
  • T:J I Mulhern
  • J:Mr C M Healy
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 J I Mulhern Mr C M Healy (7) 25/1
2 5
EMERALD GREEN Flight Plan 11
  • T:D T Hughes
  • J:Mr J J King
  • Form: 5
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 D T Hughes Mr J J King (5) 7/2
3 9
Yellow, emerald green triple diamond, emerald green diamonds on sleeves, yellow cap Iffjack (IRE) 25
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Miss N Carberry
  • Form: 9
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 G Elliott Miss N Carberry 10/1
4
Royal blue, white stars, red & white striped sleeves, white cap, royal blue stars Motown Bob (IRE)
  • T:H De Bromhead
  • J:Mr D Roche
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 H De Bromhead Mr D Roche (5) 7/2
5
RED, white sleeves, red cap, black spots Bo Peep (IRE)
  • T:Gerard Mullins
  • J:Mr N J Redmond
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 Gerard Mullins Mr N J Redmond (7) 25/1
6 2
Royal blue, white cross sashes & sleeves, black cap, white star What Lies Ahead (IRE) 25
  • T:W McCreery
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form: 2
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 W McCreery Miss J M Mangan (3) 4/5f

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Yes Sir Brian (IRE)
  • T:G J Power
  • J:Mr Derek O'Connor
4 11-7 G J Power Mr Derek O'Connor 20/1
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In depth

Verdict

WHAT LIES AHEAD made a very encouraging debut behind the favourite Aminabad at Leopardstown and only succumbed in the closing stages. The winner is Cheltenham-bound so it was a fine effort from Willie McCreery's mare who should go one better. Iffjack was beaten 16 lengths and can hardly be expected to reverse the form but Flight Plan, who made his racecourse debut over hurdles at Naas where he performed with credit, is bred for the Flat so should provide a threat. Henry De Bromhead's newcomer Motown Bob is a full brother to a winning bumper so should be monitored in the betting.

Formwatch

What Lies Ahead (IRE) 12-1 (10-11) Mid-division, closer in 6th 4f out, ridden into 3rd 1 1/2f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan.

Flight Plan 25-1 (10-12) Mid-division, ridden in 9th 3 out, no impression in 7th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 17, 11l behind Sea Beat (10-12) at Naas 2m mdn hdl.

Motown Bob (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Silent Orders.

Iffjack (IRE) 14-1 (11-0) Held up early, soon mid-division, ridden in 7th 2f out, no impression and kept on one pace, 9th of 12, 16l behind Aminabad (11-7) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf sft in Jan.

Arbour Gold (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Bee In The Rose.

Bo Peep (IRE) Captain Rio filly out of Estacado.