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.
Arbour Gold (IRE) Gold Well gelding out of Bee In The Rose.
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.
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.
Motown Bob (IRE) Presenting gelding out of Silent Orders.
Bo Peep (IRE) Captain Rio filly out of Estacado.
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.