Leopardstown

  • 14:55 Lexus Chase 3m

  • Winner €93,000 2nd €28,500 3rd €13,500 4th €4,501
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 17.10s
  • Off time: 14:57:03
14:55 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bobs Worth (IRE) 11/4
2nd First Lieutenant (IRE) 7/1
3rd Rubi Ball (FR) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 321/11-6 Navy Blue, Scarlet stripe and cap Bobs Worth (IRE) 35
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 11-10 N J Henderson B J Geraghty 180 11/43.75
3 2213-34 Maroon, White star, armlets and cap First Lieutenant (IRE) 56
Beaten FavouriteCourse WinnerDistance Winner
8 11-10 p M F Morris D J Casey 167 7/18.00
4 64241F MAROON, pink sleeves, white cap Foildubh (IRE) 20
9 11-10 J P Ryan P Carberry 151 33/134.00
5 21231-8 PURPLE, yellow cross of lorraine, yellow cap Lord Windermere (IRE) 28
Course WinnerDistance Winner
7 11-10 J H Culloty D C Costello 154 7/18.00
6 12F423- EMERALD GREEN, red sleeves, check cap Lyreen Legend (IRE) 249
6 11-10 D T Hughes B J Cooper 152 14/115.00
7 51/12-30 Beige & black halved, black chevrons on sleeves, beige cap Prince De Beauchene (FR) 28
10 11-10 W P Mullins P Townend 154 20/121.00
8 3F222-2 Royal blue & emerald green diamonds, royal blue sleeves & cap Rubi Ball (FR) 30
Beaten Favourite
8 11-10 W P Mullins R Walsh 8/19.00
9 24121-F MAROON, white star & armlet, maroon cap, white star Sir Des Champs (FR) 20
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-10 W P Mullins D N Russell 173 11/43.75
10 3114-31 Yellow, red star, white armlet, yellow cap, red star Unioniste (FR) 21
Distance Winner
5 11-9 P F Nicholls Nick Scholfield 153 9/25.50
Non runners
1411P-41Benefficient (IRE)711-10A J MartinR M Power157

Verdict

Bobs Worth couldn't have been anywhere near his best in the Betfair at Haydock and is best remembered for his victories at Cheltenham and in the Hennessy at Newbury. The Gold Cup winner simply outstayed SIR DES CHAMP at Prestbury Park and had beaten First Lieutenant in the previous year's RSA Chase. Sir Des Champ went to Punchestown for their Gold Cup after Cheltenham and beat Long Run and First Lieutenant with Quito De La Roque a long way behind. He fell at the third on his reappearance at Punchestown but, providing he's none the worse, he can get back to winning ways. Paul Nicholls has won three of the last six and though Unioniste was disappointing behind today's rival Lord Windermere in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham he is much better than he showed that day and has more scope than most of his rivals. Rubi Ball is a multiple winner in France and, though narrowly beaten by Foildubh at Thurles on his debut for Willie Mullins, is by no means out of this.