He used to ride a bit, but TV’s top racing pundit (no offence, Matt) Ruby Walsh is back for another go at Aintree on day two of the Grand National meeting – don’t forget the big race is coming up this Saturday, April 10th at 5:15pm.
And after a cracking day one on Thursday afternoon, Ruby’s got that look in his eye like when he sees the winning post at Cheltenham – he just cannot wait to get stuck into Friday’s card.
That’s because there’s a frankly ridiculous amount of quality racing lined up for the second afternoon on Merseyside, including FOUR Grade 1 races and the Topham Chase over the Grand National fences to boot!
You can’t blame him for being just a little bit excited.
But, naturally, he’s kept a cool head and delivered his clear-eyed and objective analysis of every race for his Friday cheat sheet – here are a few stand-out selections for your perusal:
1:45pm Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle
Ruby says: “I’m going for MONTE CRISTO who ran down the field in the Coral Cup…”
4:05pm Randox Topham Handicap Chase
Ruby says: “I would give CARIBEAN BOY a shout to beat Livelovelaugh. He’s a similar type of horse to the favourite, who runs on the pace and attacks his jumps.”
5:15pm Pinsent Masons Handicap Hurdle
Ruby says: “BOLD ENOUGH’s run behind Pure Genius at Downpatrick was good while Hugh Morgan claims 5lbs off his back.”
And here’s Ruby’s cheat sheet in full:
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