Horse Racing tips: Ruby Walsh names two to track at Chepstow on Saturday

Ruby has given his take on the Welsh National at Chepstow [3.10pm]

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Ruby Walsh has named his best bets ahead of Chepstow’s rescheduled Welsh National card on Saturday.

Our resident jockey-turned-pundit revealed his selections on the latest episode of Paddy Power’s From The Horse’s Mouth podcast, although it remains to be seen if the weather will scupper plans yet again with an inspection scheduled at the track prior to action getting underway.

(Chepstow is set to undergo an inspection at 8am on Saturday morning)

1.25pm – Yggdrasil (Each-Way)

I think, if it’s on and all eight go to post, YGGDRASIL of Nick Williams under Gavin Sheehan is a massive price each-way at 18/1. I thought that would have improved considerably for his first run at Sandown behind Elham Valley of Fergal O’Brien. I think that’s the each-way play, if the eight go to post.

But Nassalam, who has won by a country mile on both starts at Fontwell, most definitely sets the standard.

 

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3.10pm – Ramses De Teillee (Each-Way)

I rode in a good few Welsh Nationals, and even though the English Grand National at the time was four-and-a-half miles, the Welsh National at 3m6f always felt further. It’s just such a stamina test. I’m a firm believer that you really have to stay to win this.

While I don’t think that the horse I’m going to go for is particularly well-handicapped, I do think he has really strong form over extreme distances. It’s RAMSES DE TEILLEE, and he’s running off a mark of 153. He beat Yala Enki off 149 at Cheltenham over 3m3f back in November, and I know he’s up in trip but before that he won over 3m at Haydock. He’s won twice over hurdles and if you go back through his form looking for extreme distances, he was second at Haydock over three-and-a-half, he was second at Chepstow over 3m5f in this race behind Elegant Escape back in 2018. He stays forever, he’s fit and well, and each-way he will do me.

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Ruby Walsh’s Chepstow bet summary – Saturday, January 9

1.25pm – Yggdrasil (Each-Way)
3.10pm – Ramses De Teillee (Each-Way)

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