Ruby Walsh - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RUBY WALSH: Ballycasey poised to rebound from Thyestes Chase disappointment

I could have gone to Newbury this afternoon, but choosing which horse to ride would have been difficult so I decided to stay at home for what I hope could be easier pickings at Gowran Park.

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RUBY WALSH: Improving Some Neck can do business in finale

A great day’s racing at Leopardstown begins with a Grade One Juvenile Hurdle and I hope I’ve picked the right one — Let’s Dance — from Willie Mullins’ three.

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RUBY WALSH: Limini can boost her Cheltenham prospects

Racing at home is in Fairyhouse, but I’m off to Cheltenham this afternoon to ride Djakadam in his final racecourse outing before returning to Cheltenham for the Gold Cup.

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RUBY WALSH: Un De Sceaux can get his season back on track

What should be a weekend of significant pointers for Cheltenham and, hence, a very important one for the stable begins at Ascot this afternoon where we have two runners: Un De Sceaux and Vroum Vroum Mag.

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RUBY WALSH: Black Hercules has the potential to be a star

A potentially eventful morning as I’m due to be in Naas but, should that fall to the frost, I could be heading for Warwick, provided, of course, Willie Mullins wants me to do that.

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RUBY WALSH: McKinley should take beating in beginners’ chase at Punchestown

I have four rides this afternoon at Punchestown, but the standout one and the one, I suspect, racing fans are most looking forward to is Min, in the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle, writes Ruby Walsh

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RUBY WALSH: Ruby Walsh’s 10 horses to follow in 2016

Our expert racing columnist Ruby Walsh picks his 10 horses to watch for 2016.

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RUBY WALSH: Yorkhill has great chance in Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown

It’s a big weekend for the Graham Wylie novices, with Bellshill and Yorkhill both in action in Grade One company, and Yorkhill plays his hand first, in this afternoon’s Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown.

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RUBY WALSH: Haymount won’t need to improve to get off mark at Thurles

I could have gone to Ascot this afternoon to ride one of our two runners in the Ladbroke Hurdle, but have a good book of rides at Fairyhouse and, so, opted to stay at home.

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RUBY WALSH: Classy Bellshill should take plenty of beating in Navan Novice Hurdle

Deciding between riding at Tramore and Cheltenham this afternoon was pretty straight-forward.

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RUBY WALSH: Black Hercules can get chasing career off to good start at Navan

Navan is not where I expected to be this afternoon, but I suppose it was better to find out early in the week at home that Un De Sceaux was a bit flat than when leaving the Railway Fences and wondering why he wasn’t picking up going to the Pond Fence.

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RUBY WALSH: Wicklow Brave up for the fight

The first of two great days of racing at Fairyhouse takes place today and, while Willie has a number of runners at the track, I’ll be at Newcastle to ride Wicklow Brave in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle.

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RUBY WALSH: Vautour good to go at Ascot, and he will improve

I’m heading to Ascot today and while I only have one ride, it’s one I’m really looking forward to as Vautour begins his campaign in the Stella Artois 1965 Chase.

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