Goffs Future Stars (C & G) I.N.H. Flat Race (Grade 2) 2m

  • (4-7yo, 2m, Class 1, 7 runners)
  • Winner €60,000 2nd €20,000 3rd €10,000 4th €5,000 5th €3,000 6th €2,000
  • Going: Yielding
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 3m 59.30s
  • Off time: 16:26:12
Full result
Result 16:25 Leopardstown
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 5 Facile Vega 8/11f
2nd 7 Sandor Clegane 12 17/2

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR
1 11
Black, royal blue epaulettes & sleeves, royal blue stars on cap The Big Doyen (IRE) 83
  • T:Peter Fahey
  • J:Mr D O'Connor
  • Form: 11
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 12-0
  • OR:
5 168 12-0 Peter Fahey Mr D O'Connor
2 3-1
Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green cap, emerald green spots Carnfunnock (IRE) 81
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:Mr B G Crawford
  • Form: 3-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
5 165 11-11 S R B Crawford Mr B G Crawford
3 35-1
Royal blue, yellow diamond, red sleeves, royal blue chevrons, royal blue cap Da Capo Glory (IRE) 105
  • T:Padraig Butler
  • J:Mr D Allen
  • Form: 35-1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
5 165 11-11 Padraig Butler Mr D Allen
4 1
DARK BLUE, yellow panel, red cap Embassy Gardens 40
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Miss J Townend
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
6 165 11-11 W P Mullins Miss J Townend
5 1
RED, royal blue sleeves, red cap, royal blue star Facile Vega (IRE) 41
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
5 165 11-11 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins
6 1
Light blue, orange hoop, orange armlet, quartered cap Itswhatunitesus (IRE) 63
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:Mr J J Codd
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
5 165 11-11 G Elliott Mr J J Codd
7 1
RED, white cross of lorraine & sleeves, red cap Sandor Clegane (IRE) 62
  • T:P Nolan
  • J:Mr B O'Neill
  • Form: 1
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-11
  • OR:
5 165 11-11 P Nolan Mr B O'Neill

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2021   Kilcruit (IRE)
  • T:W P Mullins
  • J:Mr P W Mullins
6 11-13 W P Mullins Mr P W Mullins 11/10

In depth

Verdict

This has been run four times and every favourite has won, three of them trained by Willie Mullins, who has two engaged this time. Embassy Gardens got up close home to score here in December but those who witnessed FACILE VEGA winning here on St Stephen's Day are unlikely to oppose him as he bids for a double. He cantered all over subsequent winner Joyeux Machin that day and will take some beating. The latter's yard is represented by Sandor Clegane, who won a Punchestown bumper by 15l, while Itswhatunitesus landed the odds in impressive fashion from a subsequent winner at Navan. The Big Doyen has an extra penalty for completing a double with the latest success coming by 15l at Punchestown.

Formwatch

Facile Vega (IRE)10-11fav (11-11) Chased leaders, headway to dispute lead halfway, led 5f out, pushed along to assert over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Leopardstown 2m sft in Dec beating Joyeux Machin (11-11) by 6l, 16 ran.

Sandor Clegane (IRE)8-1 (12-0) Chased leaders, disputed halfway, led 3f out, ridden to assert 1 1/2f out, clear over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, impressive, won at Punchestown 2m Yielding in Dec beating The Flier Begley (12-0) by 15l, 11 ran.

Carnfunnock (IRE)11-8fav (11-0) Held up in touch in mid-division, headway from over 5f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, readily, won at Ayr 2m (5) gs in Nov beating Geordies Dream (11-7) by 5 1/2l, 14 ran.

Itswhatunitesus (IRE)10-11fav (12-2) Mid-division on outer, headway into 2nd travelling well 3f out, improved to lead 1 1/2f out, pushed along and stayed on well final furlong, easily, won at Navan 2m Yielding in Dec beating Killer Mode (12-2) by 6l, 15 ran.

Embassy Gardens4-6fav (12-2) Tracked leaders, 5th halfway, headway on outer approaching straight, 2nd and pushed along 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well inside final furlong to lead on line, won at Leopardstown 2m 4f Yielding - Soft in Dec beating Santonito (12-2) by ns, 12 ran.

The Big Doyen (IRE)11-4 (11-9) Soon raced in 3rd, closed up and on terms 3f out, led travelling smoothly into straight, quickly asserted, stayed on well, very easily, won at Punchestown 2m Good - Yielding in Nov beating Cool Survivor (11-2) by 15l, 5 ran.

Da Capo Glory (IRE)9-2 (11-9) Tracked leader, 4th halfway, 5th 4f out, improved to 3rd under 2f out, led entering straight, ridden under 1f out, kept on well, won at Galway 2m sft in Oct beating Halligator (11-9) by 4 3/4l, 7 ran.