Ruby Walsh - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RUBY WALSH: Limini can put Aintree disappointment behind her

Just the two rides for me again this afternoon, and Limini looks to have the better chance of the two. She was probably a bit disappointing at Aintree, but was too keen for her own good and got found out at the end of the race.

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RUBY WALSH: Vroum Vroum Mag looks up to the task at Punchestown

Ups and downs yesterday, but what more can I say about Douvan than he was spectacular. I don’t think I’ve ridden a novice like him, and can’t wait to see him take the next step, writes Ruby Walsh

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RUBY WALSH: Vedettariat one to note at a big price

Day three of the Punchestown festival, and it has to be said that the conditions at the track over the first couple of days were a credit to the staff at the course. There was a great covering of grass, and it was like a carpet for both days’ racing - it was in unbelievable condition.

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RUBY WALSH: Bellshill to go one better

Not the return I had hoped for, yesterday at Punchestown, but we can look forward to this afternoon and hope for better luck. 

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RUBY WALSH: Yorkhill can give me perfect return

It’s great to be back riding in time for the Punchestown Festival. This is my local meeting, I’ve been coming here since the time I used to get days off school to be here, and I love riding at it.

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RUBY WALSH: Willie Mullins charge made to measure for Scottish National

The Trainers’ Championship in Britain is going down the wire, but it would be some achievement from Willie Mullins were he to win it, considering he’s based in Ireland.

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RUBY WALSH: Ruby Walsh discusses his wrist injury and shares his Grand National tips

Let the madness of Grand National Day begin. Unfortunately for me, after my fall from Blood Cotil in the Topham I sustained a wrist injury and won’t be involved in the way I had hoped.

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RUBY WALSH: Avant Tout can Lord it at Limerick

I had to give up my intended ride on The Job Is Right at Clonmel on Thursday after a fall from Bleu Berry in the opener, but will be back in action at Limerick tomorrow, with two rides for Willie.

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RUBY WALSH: Classy Outlander can atone for Cheltenham festival mishap

With the kids off school for the Easter break, we took the opportunity to take a few days away to unwind after Cheltenham. 

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RUBY WALSH: Captain Joy takes All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Stakes

Irish challenger Captain Joy narrowly outpointed fellow grey Sovereign Debt in the Ladbrokes All-Weather Mile Championships Conditions Stakes at Lingfield yesterday.

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RUBY WALSH: It has simply been the most unbelievable week for me

It has been the most unbelievable week for Willie Mullins and I. It’s not very often so little goes wrong and so much goes right, so we have to make the most of it when it happens like this. If you had offered me this before the Festival had started, I would have taken your hand off.

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RUBY WALSH: What a way it would be to sign off, were Djakadam to win the race

I would really love to win the race, not just for me, but for Willie Mullins, writes Ruby Walsh

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RUBY WALSH: Rerouted Vautour can fly to glory in Ryanair Chase

On the riding front, today is a bit quieter than the first two, but I’m more than hopeful I can win the Ryanair Chase on Vautour.

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RUBY WALSH: I can’t wait to ride Un De Sceaux, it’ll be thrill-a-minute stuff

I really could not have envisaged such a start to the week, with three winners — the same as 12 months ago.

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RUBY WALSH: Vroum Vroum Mag all revved up for Cheltenham

One of the best things about arriving here at Cheltenham is that the talking stops and the action begins.

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RUBY WALSH: An A to Z of Cheltenham

Our lead racing columnist Ruby Walsh on everything Cheltenham from Annie Power to Zubayr.

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RUBY WALSH: Augustin will prove tough nut to crack in Limerick

Although it has been quiet on the track, it has still been a long week ahead of what will be a very busy time at Cheltenham.

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RUBY WALSH: Call It Magic looks best hope of weekend success

Although I have just one ride at Gowran Park this afternoon, I’m hopeful it will be a winning one as Haymount looks to have a great chance to earn an overdue first success over timber in the two-mile maiden hurdle.

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RUBY WALSH: Rolly Baby has strong claims in beginners’ chase

Relative calm before the storm for me, with just five rides across the weekend, but it’s a very important time for the stable.

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RUBY WALSH: Aintree and BHA can take a bow over Grand National

The Grand National was a great race and a credit to everyone involved, says Ruby Walsh.

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