Ruby joined the lads on another special From The Horse’s Mouth podcast this week to dissect the Ebor Festival at York which starts on Wednesday. In a tipping special, Ruby, Paddy Power and our trader Ryan McCue put their necks on the line to try and find you some winners.
You can listen to the pod in full below and we’ve outlined Ruby’s selections for the pick of Wednesday’s racing at York right here.
Cloudbridge is the favourite. When he won at Leicester he was 100/30 that day under Ryan Moore and the favourite was Godolphin’s other one so that might have been a bit of a surprise result. Darvel won on his second start at Ayr when he was favourite but the one I like is Royal Scimitar.
He won over 6 furlongs at Newbury. He was an 11/1 shot that day. He was by no means fancied and he’s gone and won. The second, Line Of Departure, has won twice since at Yarmouth and Ascot. Stepping up from six furlongs to seven, he made the running at Newbury and York and I think he’s the one they all have to beat.
I’m looking at Highland Chief in this one, I know he won a handicap at Royal Ascot. I think he was then 10th in the Derby, but he was seven-and-a-half lengths behind Mogul in the Derby. He then went to Goodwood and Highland Chief got within three parts of a length behind Mogul.
I think he could be the one that’s improving and Subjectivist was behind him that day. English King was a length-and-three-quarters back and I think at that price, with eight runners, Highland Chief is a great each-way bet.
Ghaiyyath is going to make the running. He made it in the Coronation Cup, he made it in the Eclipse, he’s going to be the front runner. How fast he goes will depend on what William Buick decides to do, but at least the other riders in the race know when they get to the start line that there is a front runner.
He’s the one they’re all going to be following. I fancied him at Ascot after watching him in Haydock when he beat Elarqam. I thought he needed a run that day I fancied him in the Prince of Wales and he won. But, the more I look at the Price of Wales, the more I’m wondering was it that strong?
I just think Lord North could be venerable to Ghaiyyath. I know Ghaiyyath beat Enable in the Eclipse but Enable’s improved a hell of a lot. I’ve been really impressed with Magical this year. I think she’s had two runs, two really impressive wins, and I think Magical will be the one that can beat all the boys.
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