Flying The Flag Betting
Flying The Flag is one of the quintet of entries for Aiden O'Brien in this year's Epsom Derby on Saturday 1st June. The colt is by Galileo and has one win from his five starts under rules. The Ballydoyle based trainer is looking for his fourth Derby success after previously winning the race with Galileo, High Chaparral and Camelot, but Flying The Flag is the outsider of his five entries in this year's race. Jockey Col O'Donaghue will take the ride.
Flying The Flag won his Maiden on debut at Leopardstown over seven furlongs. However, that was his last win having subsequently finished second to First Cornerstone in a Group 2 at the Curragh last August before signing off his Juveline season with a last place 7th in the Vincent O'Brien Stakes won by Dawn Approach. He's run twice this season, finishing ninth at Longchamp in a Group1 contest before a sixth place finish (beaten 11 and a half lengths) in last weekend's Irish 2000 Guineas.
- 25th May 2013 - Curragh - 6th: Irish 2000 Guineas GP1
- 12th May 2013 - Longchamp - 9th: Poule D'Essai Des Poulains GP1
|127-96||Flying The Flag||108||8||Aidan O'Brien||Colm O'Donaghue||150/1|
VERDICT: The outsider of Aiden O'Brien's five strong team. Has to improve imeasurably to feature here you have to think.