Ruby Walsh - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RUBY WALSH: Un de Sceaux should make no mistake this time

Today at Fairyhouse, at least as far as I’m concerned, is all about Un de Sceaux in the two-mile beginners chase.


RUBY WALSH: Drop in trip key to unlocking Monterg’s potential

I have five rides at Navan tomorrow but just a couple this afternoon at Tramore.


RUBY WALSH: Bob the one to beat in Durkan Memorial

I’m in Navan for four rides this afternoon, and start off on Hold The Line for Pat Shanahan in the opening maiden hurdle.

Djakadam -  working and schooling well.

RUBY WALSH: Djakadam’s lack of experience not overly concerning

I flew from Shannon to Heathtrow on Thursday night, after riding two winners at Thurles, and was looking forward to a couple of days at Newbury.

Faugheen is easily the highest rated in the Grade 2 Coral Hurdle at Ascot this afternoon. Picture: Inpho

RUBY WALSH: Long faces if Faugheen fails to collect

It was a bit like old times yesterday, riding at Haydock and then heading down the M6, for about four hours, on the way to Ascot.

Eventual winner Charingworth, ridden by Harry Bannister, jumps the final fence in third behind Broadway Buffalo and Benbens in the Opus Energy Amateur Riders' Handicap Chase at Cheltenham yesterday. Picture:  David Davies/PA Wire

RUBY WALSH: Clondaw Court looks banker material

It’s Punchestown for me over the next two days, with the battle between Hurricane Fly and Jezki in tomorrow’s Morgiana Hurdle likely to prove the big talking point of the weekend.


RUBY WALSH: Uranna set to overcome lengthy absence

I head to Naas this afternoon for three rides, none of them representing Willie Mullins.

CHAMPION MATERIAL: Boston Bob - has a history on going well frash.

RUBY WALSH: Canyon set for winning start over flights

This weekend promises plenty, as Willie Mullins takes the wraps off some of his better horses, with an ease in the ground finally arriving.


RUBY WALSH: Captain Carolcan go one better

I’m sure most people are delighted with the mild and dry weather we have been experiencing for a while now, but for those of us in the racing game, at least the National Hunt end of things, it is really annoying.


RUBY WALSH: Lyrical Theatre can take centre stage

I go to Cork tomorrow to ride two horses, the first of them being Bosman Rule for Willie Mullins.


RUBY WALSH: Trip will suit Clondaw Warrior in Cesarewitch

It’s great to be back again. I’ve been riding out since before Listowel but wasn’t fit enough to ride then. I got the all clear 10 days ago and have had three rides since then, which, thankfully, all won.