TIPS: Ruby Walsh and Paddy Power kick off Derby day at the Curragh ahead of huge day of flat racing


Paddy Power presented a live edition of the From The Horse’s Mouth show at the Curragh today. Their panel of experts scours the map for a breathtaking day of racing on the day of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

Practical advice

Ruby Walsh‘s advice for the second race of the day, 2pm Dubai Duty Free Summer Fillies Handicap was Dexter Belle for Eddie Lynam who will be ridden by Chris Hayes. As of this writing, the four-year-old sits at 12-1, so definitely one for a peek each way.

The third race of the day, the Dubai Duty Free Celebration Stakes listed race, has Colin Keane and Ger Lyons as favorites with Straight Answer the pair were prolific on day one at the Curragh seeking three winners. Ruby Walsh said he couldn’t pick a winner for this one and when he moved on to Fran Berry who felt the same way but said Pretreville with Ronan Whelan on their backs at 17-2 was worth it. to be mentioned.

The GAIN Railway Stakes flying six furlongs is next on the board, and Fran Berry can’t see past Aidan O’Brien’s Blackbeard who currently sits 6-5 in betting, but it was a disagreement from Ruby Walsh who imagined the little-discussed Shartash under coach Johnny Murtagh who stands at a tempting 11/2.

The derby

A big part of all the talk surrounding the Irish Derby has been champion trainer Aidan O’Brien’s decision to have just one rider in the classic Group 1 race with his filly on Tuesday.

Ruby Walsh remains unimpressed with market leaders Tuesday and Westover who sit 7-4 and 6-4 respectively. The Kildare man has instead opted for Lionel who will be ridden by Jamie Spencer in the race, who himself sits at a promising 11-1 but Ruby recommends a gamble either way.

Fran Berry remains fit despite outside doubts that the horse he would want to be on at 3.45pm at the Curragh is Tuesday. But Berry mentioned Lionel’s trainer, David Menuisier, who the jockey worked for in England, and said the French trainer is hot on his horse for this one.

Special mention was also made of French Claim at 25-1 which experts say has a chance in the rain.

The rest of the map

The ARM Holding International Stakes after the Derby, Rumbles of Thunder got both expert votes and leads the betting for 4.20pm at the Curragh at 2-1.

Fran Berry’s vote for the Dubai Duty Free Handicap went to Joseph O’Brien and Dante’s Pass and thinks the extremely heavy pitch could suit the 11-1 shot.

The last race of the day is at 5.25pm ​​and is the Dubai Duty Free Handicap over one mile and two furlongs. Fran Berry’s final pick of the day was Crystal Black for Dermot Weld with Chris Hayes on his back and the four-year-old is currently at 9-1.



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