Ruby’s been ruminating on the best of the action coming up at the Curragh this Saturday on this week’s From The Horse’s Mouth podcast. You can listen to Ruby Walsh, Frank Hickey and Paddy Power’s tips below as well as their chat with the recently retired Barry Geraghty and top trainer Ken Condon.
But, without further ado, here’s Ruby’s selections this weekend, including a winner and an each-way punt for the Irish Oaks at 19:15, from this week’s From The Horse’s Mouth.
I’d go against Lancaster House. I think Lancaster House is slightly inflated and I think Romanised is a class horse, fitness or no fitness. I just think he’ll be too good for Lancaster House.
18:15: Ice Cold In Alex
I like Ice Cold In Alex in The Paddy Power Scurry Premier Handicap for trainer Ken Condon. I thought he came home really, really well in Cork last Sunday. He drops back in trip but is starting to come back into form.
18:45: Lucky Vega
Lucky Vega managed to beat the Ballydoyle horse Lipizzaner at Naas. Lipizzaner has been disappointing but was very well touted on the day. Lucky Vega managed to beat it at a price of 9/2 and should have improved since then.
19:15: Cayenne Pepper
It’s a shoot-out between two. Cayenne Pepper, who was second to Magical in the Pretty Polly Stakes, and Ennistymon who was second to Love in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. It’s take your pick, really, from the top two.
I’d probably be siding with Cayenne Pepper. She’s a little fresher, maybe, than Ennistymon. Ennistymon has had three runs this term, winning her maiden in Leopardstown before finishing runner up at Royal Ascot and then finishing second at Epsom also. That was only a fortnight ago.
I know Cayenne Pepper only ran 20 days ago when she was second to Magical but I think she’s open to more improvement so I’d be with Cayenne Pepper.
If you’re looking for one each way, providing all eight line up and go to post on the day, I’d probably go for Laburnum, she ran well behind Even So at Naas over 10 furlongs in her last race.
I think the step up to 12 furlongs will really suit her and at those odds, provided the eight horses go to post, I think Laburnum could be each-way value.
Ruby Walsh’s tips for the Curragh on Saturday
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