Ruby Walsh - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RUBY WALSH: Psychedelic Funk can strike for astute Ger Lyons in Coventry

This may surprise you but the opening day of Royal Ascot rivals the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival in terms of a quality.

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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: 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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