AES Family Saturday At The Festival Flat Race 2m

  • (4yo, 2m, 9 runners)
  • Winner €4,830 2nd €1,121 3rd €490 4th €280
  • Going: Heavy, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 24.30s
  • Off time: 16:45:31
Full result
Result 16:45 Punchestown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 Yes Sir Brian 20/1
2nd 1 Ange Balafre 2 3/1
3rd 4 Guns And Malt ½ 9/4f

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1
BLACK, red diamond, black & yellow hooped sleeves, yellow cap Ange Balafre (FR)
  • T:N Meade
  • J:Ms N Carberry
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 N Meade Ms N Carberry 3/1
2
WHITE, maroon spots, maroon diamond on cap Cliffside Park (IRE)
  • T:E U Hales
  • J:Mr M P Fogarty
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 E U Hales Mr M P Fogarty (3) 7/1
3
ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, check cap Egyptian Warrior (IRE)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:Miss S O'Brien
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 A P O'Brien Miss S O'Brien (7) 3/1
4
Pink, Emerald Green chevron, halved sleeves, quartered cap Guns And Malt (IRE)
  • T:T J Taaffe
  • J:Miss J M Mangan
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 T J Taaffe Miss J M Mangan (7) 9/4f
5
ORANGE, royal blue hoop & armlet, orange cap Shield (IRE)
  • T:A P O'Brien
  • J:Miss K Harrington
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 A P O'Brien Miss K Harrington (7) 10/1
6 6
YELLOW, royal blue sash, check cap Spa Hill (IRE) 25
  • T:J W Nicholson
  • J:Miss R Blackmore
  • Form: 6
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 J W Nicholson Miss R Blackmore (7) 20/1
7
ROYAL BLUE & YELLOW HALVED, yellow diamonds on sleeves,blue cap,yellow diamonds Yes Sir Brian (IRE)
  • T:G J Power
  • J:Mr Derek O'Connor
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 161 11-7 G J Power Mr Derek O'Connor 20/1
8
ROYAL BLUE, yellow stars, royal blue sleeves & cap Carnivan Bay (IRE)
  • T:J O Clifford
  • J:Mr J J Slevin
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 J O Clifford Mr J J Slevin (7) 25/1
9
White, red cross sashes, check cap Gurteen Flyer (IRE)
  • T:F Flood
  • J:Mr D Roche
  • Form:
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
4 154 11-0 F Flood Mr D Roche (5) 12/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2012   Ange Blanc (FR)
  • T:N Meade
  • J:Miss N Carberry
4 11-7 N Meade Miss N Carberry 7/2
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In depth

Verdict

It's very rare for Aidan O'Brien to have a runner in a bumper and he saddles two in this. The market should prove the best guide but it's the Galileo offspring EGYPTIAN WARRIOR who really catches the eye as he's a full-brother to the Racing Post Trophy winner Kingsbarns and related to several other winners. He has a provisional entry in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham unlike stablemate Shield, a son of Dylan Thomas, who may need more time. Guns And Malt has a much more traditional pedigree for these races being out of a dual bumper winner while the France-bred Ange Balafre will no doubt be seen over timber in the not too distant future. Derek O'Connor's presence on Yes Sir Brian will ensure his mount gets the best possible ride.

Formwatch

Yes Sir Brian (IRE) Brian Boru gelding out of Ochto Lass.

Ange Balafre (FR) Ange Gabriel gelding out of Balafre Rose.

Guns And Malt (IRE) Kalanisi gelding out of Brenny's Pearl.

Shield (IRE) Dylan Thomas gelding out of American Queen.

Egyptian Warrior (IRE) Galileo gelding out of Beltisaal.

Spa Hill (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Mid-division, progress into 2nd 3f out, soon ridden and weakened, 6th of 14, 26l behind Le Vent D'antan (11-4) at Leopardstown 2m 4yo nhf hvy in Jan.

Carnivan Bay (IRE) Gulland filly out of Dollar Bay.

Cliffside Park (IRE) Chevalier gelding out of Lady Toulon.

Gurteen Flyer (IRE) Westerner filly out of Shuil Bob.