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Follow The Plan - Punchestown 4.5.11

Follow The Plan is the only winner out of his dam, Royal Rosy

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Guinness Gold Cup falls to son of Accordion

Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup (Grade 1), 3m1f, 5yo+

FOLLOW THE PLAN (8 g Accordion - Royal Rosy by Dominion Royale)

Breeder: Patrick Sheehan in Ireland

ALTHOUGH the dam of onlyone winner from eight foals, Royal Rosy's produce record is upheld by the fact that her sole scorer is high-class chaser Follow The Plan, who added a second Grade 1 to his record when landing an eventful Punchestown Guinness GoldCup.

Royal Rosy showed ability during her racing career, winning over hurdles and fences. The daughter of Dominion Royale is a half-sister to Grade 3-winning hurdler Rouyan and to the dam of the 2005 Great Yorkshire Handicap Chase winner Colourful Life.

Royal Rosy has a two-year-old filly by King's Theatre and a yearling filly by Gold Well.

Follow The Plan shares his sire, Accordion, with household names such as Albertas Run and Flagship Uberalles. The son of Sadler's Wells died in 2007 at the age of 21.

A €23,000 foal purchase by Rathmore Stud at the 2003 Tattersalls Ireland National Hunt November Sale, Follow The Plan was resold at the same venue a year later for €37,000 to Kevin O'Brien.





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