Leopardstown

  • 17:45 'Charlatans' Handicap6f

  • Winner €5,866 2nd €1,360 3rd €595 4th €340
  • Going: Yielding to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 17.06s
  • Off time: 17:46:51
17:45 Leopardstown Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Oor Jock (IRE) 8/1
2nd Chillie Billie 13/2
3rd Hatton Cross (IRE) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (7) 3494-03 LIGHT BLUE, royal blue hollow box, check cap Invincible Ridge (IRE) 32
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-1 t D Bunyan J P O'Brien 76 5/16.00
2 (3) 62612 YELLOW & ROYAL BLUE DIABOLO, yellow sleeves, check cap Texas Rock (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 10-0 M C Grassick N G McCullagh 79 7/24.50
3 (9) 129066 White & red chevrons, white sleeves, red cap Oor Jock (IRE) 4
Nag meDistance Winner
6 9-13 b A McGuinness D P McDonogh 74 8/19.00
4 (5) 003150 PURPLE, yellow stars, yellow sleeves, purple stars, yellow cap Lily's Prince (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-7 h G Donnelly G J Phillips (5) 68 10/111.00
5 (2) 282343 Royal blue & white hoops, white chevrons on sleeves, white diamond on cap Chillie Billie 8
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 p J Larkin R Coakley (5) 66 13/27.50
6 (6) 244300 MAROON & YELLOW CHEVRONS, yellow sleeves, quartered cap Moonbi Creek (IRE) 11
Nag me
7 9-3 v D K Weld P J Smullen 64 11/112.00
7 (10) 318722 Pink, large dark blue spots, dark blue spots on sleeves, pink cap, dark blue spots Big Bad Lily (IRE) 4
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 9-2 vt K J Condon S Foley 63 5/16.00
8 (11) 7-5560 Maroon, black diamond, diabolo on sleeves, maroon cap, black stars Miss Spellt (IRE) 7
Nag me
3 9-0 J T Gorman C D Hayes 65 33/134.00
9 (12) 88-2164 ROYAL BLUE & RED QUARTERED, halved sleeves, red cap Hatton Cross (IRE) 28
Nag me
5 8-13 pt T J O'Mara W M Lordan 60 11/112.00
11 (1) 022354 Royal blue, dark green disc, dark green armlet, royal blue cap Shinyhappyjohn 20
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-5 J Nash T P Madden (7) 56 12/113.00
12 (4) 820063 Black, grey cross sashes, striped sleeves, white cap Copper Dock (IRE) 20
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
10 8-4 T G McCourt R P Cleary 47 25/126.00
Non runners
10 (8)240239Boughtforasong (IRE)48-11P MartinS Corby58

Verdict

Many of these are old friends and beat each other regularly but BIG BAD LILY is in good form, will love the conditions and is just 1lb higher than when runner-up at the Curragh on Sunday so is handed the vote. The lightly-raced Texas Rock scored over 7f on fast ground at Down Royal but couldn't cope with Local Flier over this trip on soft ground here last week while Invincible Ridge was well behind the selection at the Curragh in June and hasn't won since 2010. Chillie Billie is very consistent but now 16lb higher than his victory at Navan in April and both Moonbi Creek and Hatton Cross have done better over further.