Cheltenham Festival: Ruby Walsh names the horse he would like to ride at 2023 meeting

The great man thinks there's an obvious pick!


Our man Ruby Walsh is the most successful jockey in the history of the Cheltenham Festival.

Paddy’s resident expert chalked up a record 59 winners at the March meeting and claimed the Top Jockey prize on 11 occasions before retiring from the saddle in 2019.

Ruby certainly knows a good horse when he sees one having ridden the likes of Hurricane Fly, Kauto Star and Master Minded during his illustrious career.

So a savvy listener of our Cheltenham Countdown podcast asked the G.O.A.T which horse he would most like to ride at the 2023 Cheltenham Festival. You probably won’t be surprised by his answer…

Ruby Walsh:

“Constitution Hill [in the Champion Hurdle] – and prize money has nothing to do with it!

“What would you want to ride? You’d want to ride one that’s going to be the easiest to ride and has the biggest chance of winning and I would say that is Constitution Hill.”

Ruby is joined by top pundit Rory Delargy on our weekly Cheltenham Countdown podcast in the build up to the Festival previewing all the races before the off on Tuesday, March 14.

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