Ruby Walsh has named his top tips ahead of a packed Saturday of action at Doncaster which features the Classic St Leger.
Speaking on the latest episode of Paddy Power’s From The Horse’s Mouth podcast, Ruby also picked out a couple of other tempting selections set to run in Yorkshire this afternoon.
I think this is pretty obvious, and it’s not for the sake of tipping the favourite, but CHINDIT has been pretty impressive on his two starts. He was very good at Doncaster back in July and again in August, 20-odd days later. I think Chindt will be the one to beat.
I completely agree with Frank Hickey, who is also backing WICHITA. When you factor in that Wichita is only a three-year-old, he gets the three-year-old allowance. He has an official rating of 118 and he’s well in on the weights before you factor in the four-pound allowance he gets for age.
Limato is an eight-year-old, One Master is a six-year-old and three-year-olds are surely improving at this time of the year. Wichita, if he comes back to his St James’ Palace or Guineas runs, takes all the beating here.
I’ll be shouting for Galileo Chrome, for Shane Crosse and Joseph O’Brien but I can’t help but feel that if a big powerhouse trained PYLEDRIVER he’d be a lot shorter than he is.
In the Great Voltigeur, which is time and again seen as a St Leger trial, this horse romped away with it. He was very good at Royal Ascot, and he got caught – like most horses in the Derby – in the wrong place. Other than that, he’s had an incredible year.
I’m in the Pyledriver camp, but I just think that if he was trained by John Gosden, Charlie Appleby, Aidan O’Brien, Joseph O’Brien, he would be a good bit shorter in price than he is.
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