Ruby Walsh: Max Dynamite could blow Yorkshire Cup open

Ruby looks at the two Willie Mullins runners in Friday's showpiece race from York. Both should be strong contenders after a busy winter....


15:30 – York

Max Dynamite and Wicklow Brave are two similar horses. They both went to the Melbourne Cup, where Max finished third and Wicklow ran well, but just found the distance a little far for him on the flat.

They’ve both reverted to hurdles since. Wicklow’s probably been running better over them than Max, but there’s an argument the latter is the better flat horse.

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The trip will really suit him here too, and he’s won a Lonsdale, so that counts for something.

These two are both very fit from running over hurdles through the winter and they’re in good form now.

It’s good having Ryan Moore on-board for these staying races too.

Max Dynamite was in France with Willie Mullins’ other horses but Ryan Moore rang looking for him and I think that was enough for Willie to run him here.

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What do you think?