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
- Winning time: 4m 18.10s
- Off time: 17:10:17
|1st||6 What Lies Ahead||4/5f|
|2nd||2 Flight Plan||2||7/2|
Arbour Gold (IRE)
|4||161 11-7||Jeffrey Ian Mulhern||Mr C M Healy (7)||25/1|
Flight Plan (IRE) 11
|4||161 11-7||D T Hughes||Mr J J King (5)||7/2|
Iffjack (IRE) 25
|4||161 11-7||G Elliott||Ms N Carberry||10/1|
Motown Bob (IRE)
|4||161 11-7||H de Bromhead||Mr D Roche (5)||7/2|
Bo Peep (IRE)
|4||154 11-0||Gerard Mullins||Mr N J Redmond (7)||25/1|
What Lies Ahead (IRE) 25
|4||154 11-0||W McCreery||Miss J M Mangan (3)||4/5f|
Yes Sir Brian (IRE)
||4||11-7||G J Power||Mr Derek O'Connor||20/1|
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.
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 (IRE) 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.