Ruby Walsh - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RUBY WALSH: More to come from each-way proposition Mutakayyef

The Royal Ascot extravaganza is upon us once again and I don’t think you can rival the opening day, in terms of sheer quality of Flat racing, anywhere in the world.

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RUBY WALSH: Wrong to suggest the top is killing the bottom

There’s a top and a bottom in every sport, and to suggest the top is killing the bottom in jump racing is, in my opinion, off the mark, writes Ruby Walsh.

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RUBY WALSH: A clear case of what a difference a day makes!

Yesterday was an amazing day for the yard, so much so that Willie is now in front in the trainers’ title, and it has been some team effort to get to this point, writes Ruby Walsh.

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RUBY WALSH: 'I’m happy with Vroum Vroum Mag and hoping for a big run'

Maybe our luck is just turning. I knew I was up two strides from the line on Nichols Canyon in yesterday’s Stayers’ Hurdle but, on the line, the winner had battled back.

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RUBY WALSH: Djakadam gave it his all

Nichols Canyon is not the best work horse in the world, but he’s going as well now as he was before Cheltenham, writes Ruby Walsh.

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RUBY WALSH: Penhill primed for more success

The Punchestown Gold Cup is the feature on day two of the festival and, while former Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree adds a different angle to it, all the form points to Sizing John.

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RUBY WALSH: Un De Sceaux can complete perfect season

Given that, based on official rating, Fox Norton is superior to Un De Sceaux and a bigger price, it makes sense that he should be the selection in the Boylesports Champion Chase, but the make-up of the race is such, Un De Sceaux is likely to enjoy a solo up front, and that can ensure a fourth consecutive victory in a perfect season.

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RUBY WALSH: If Willie Mullins finds a way, it will be the Miracle of Punchestown

In years gone by, I might have been preparing to ride in the Scottish National at Ayr this afternoon. Today, however, I will be riding work and, hopefully, will make it to the Aviva for the Munster match in the evening.

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RUBY WALSH: My horse-by-horse Grand National guide

Ruby Walsh gives his assessment of the 40 runners in today’s Grand National.

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RUBY WALSH: Consistent Kolumbus can gain overdue victory

Just the four for me this weekend, but three of those are graded races on a very good card at Fairyhouse tomorrow, so plenty to look forward to to start the final month of the season.

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