Ruby Walsh: An 8/1 chance each-way who looks a play at Galway

It could be Ruby's Tuesday as the former top jock gives us three picks for Ballybrit.


Galway 15.10 – Think Positive @ 8/1 

Think Positive was very disappointing at Listowel, but drops back a half a mile in trip today and could show a lot of improvement in this 2m 1f Novice Hurdle. He’s in good form at home and could out-run his odds.

There’re nine runners including course winner Dumhnach Tra, Drop the Anchor and Aim for Glory, who are very decent horses, but Think Positive looks a good each-way bet to me.

Galway 15.40 – Gun Digger @ 11/10 

This 2m 6f Chase looks to be set up for the favourite Gun Digger – even if he has an ‘F’ (fell) and a ‘P’ (pulled up) in front of his name.

He looks miles ahead of the opposition, even though it’s his first run for 169 days.

Gordon Elliott sent out Woods Well to win this race last year for Gigginstown House Stud and the same team can deliver today with the clear top-rated runner, Gun Digger.


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Galway 16.15 – Sayo @ 2/1 

The 2m 2f Beginners Chase sees Willie Mullins’ Sayo try to make amends for being a beaten favourite in a similar contest at Listowel last month. He’s a tentative choice as he jumped poorly at the Co. Kerry track, but should be a hell of a lot better than that later.

They’ll be going a good bit slower in today’s softer ground, which should give him the time to jump and get into a nicer rhythm.

He was decent over hurdles and finished third in the 2018 Triumph Hurdle but only reappeared in the Galway Hurdle last August, before embarking on his novice-chasing career last month.

Final List, Fine Brunello and Dis Donc look the main opposition, but Sayo is fit and well and should give a much better account of himself over jumps this time.

*Prices correct at time of publishing 

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