Ruby Walsh: Delta Work is the class horse in the Aintree Grand National

Ruby's sweet on Delta Work's chances in the big one.


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Delta Work leads Gordon Elliott’s seven-strong squad for the Grand National 2022.

The multiple Grade 1 scorer got the better of dual Grand National winner Tiger Roll in the Cross Country Chase at last month’s Cheltenham Festival to underline his credentials for Aintree.


Delta Work is ‘the class horse’ in the 40-runner field if he adapts to the unique challenge of the world’s greatest race, according to Ruby Walsh.

And, speaking on our From The Horse’s Mouth podcast, the legendary jockey reckons Delta Work is worth considering for your shortlist as classy types have developed a stranglehold on the Grand National.

Ruby Walsh:

“If Delta Work gets into a rhythm, he’s the class horse and better horses are starting to win the Grand National. It’s just the way it’s gone.

“He was really impressive in the Cross Country. I loved the way he jumped. A big-field handicap is a bit of an unknown but he couldn’t have been more impressive than he was at Cheltenham when beating Tiger Roll, which is a great trial for the Grand National.

“Fiddlerontheroof could be the best of the British. I loved the way he travelled at Newbury in the Ladbrokes Trophy. He then had a break before a comeback run at Ascot behind Fortescue.

“He’ll have the pace to travel in a good position and with that last run under his belt he could have improved for this.

“It’s not easy to be confident about Willie Mullins’ four.

“I didn’t think Burrows Saint was unlucky in last year’s race. He didn’t look like he was going to stay so why is he going to stay this year?

“Agusta Gold could have done with the rain falling, it’s hard to fancy Class Conti as he ran in the race last year, and Brahma Bull is 66/1.”

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