Ruby Walsh has selected a trio of bets from around Europe ahead of a high-class day of racing away from the Cheltenham Showcase meeting.
Speaking on the latest episode of Paddy Power’s From The Horse’s Mouth podcast, our resident jockey-turned-pundit named three you have to see at Saint-Cloud, Doncaster and Newbury.
The Criterium International is a Group 1 for two-year-old colts and fillies and I think how VAN GOGH runs here will be interesting. It will be reflective of One Ruler’s form. Van Gogh was second to One Ruler at Newmarket, and he’s going to run 1hr20mins before One Ruler turns up at Ascot. If you’re into form, and want to have an idea of what’s going on, keep an eye on the 1.35pm at Saint-Cloud to give you a guide of how strong One Ruler’s form is.
I’m gong with WEMBLEY. I though the Dewhurst was an incredible race on paper and I don’t think it disappointed. Alright, a couple of horse may have been a bit unlucky – the ones down under the stand rail – but St Mark’s Basilica had a good draw and Wembley had to come from well off the pace. I think that race is the strongest form.
Aidan O’Brien is running him again. Maybe that’s a bit quick after, but I think the others have to get up to the form that Wembley ran to in the Dewhurst. He’ll do me.
I was listening to somebody earlier on today making a very strong case for RAYMOND TUSK, with Jamie Spencer riding for Richard Hannon. He was booked out to make all at Wolverhampton on his last start – that didn’t work out for him over 2m but dropping back half a mile in trip, maybe with a change in tactics – I know he’s favourite but if they change the tactics and ride him for speed rather than stamina – I think Raymond Tusk will be the one.
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