Ahead of day two of the Cheltenham Festival 2023, please see below the tips from Paddy Power ambassador Ruby Walsh.
CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL DAY TWO (WEDNESDAY) TIPS FROM RUBY WALSH
TIPS FOR THE DAY
13.30 - Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle: Impaire Et Passe
14.10 - Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase: Gerri Colombe
14.50 - Coral Cup Hurdle: Captain Conby each-way
15.30 - Champion Chase: Edwardstone
16.10 - Cross Country Chase: Delta Work. Franco De Port each-way as well
17.30 - Champion Bumper: Fact To File
WEDNESDAY (DAY TWO) RACE-BY-RACE QUOTES
13.30pm - Ballymore Novices Hurdle (Ruby Walsh)
Tip: Impaire Et Passe
“I’d be with Impaire Et Passe – he was very good in the maiden hurdle at Naas before Christmas, he was good in the Moscow Flyer where he dropped back to two miles.
🗣️ "He jumped immaculately well."@PTownend debriefs @irishkor following Impaire Et Passe's facile success in the @SkyBet Moscow Flyer Hurdle @punchestownrace @WillieMullinsNH | @simon_munir pic.twitter.com/bFDWS3ecBc
— Racing TV (@RacingTV) January 15, 2023
14.10pm - Brown Advisory Novices’ Chase (Ruby Walsh)
Tip: Gerri Colombe
"I would be with Gerri Colombe.
“The race will set up for him - The Real Whacker will go forward as I said, so will Galia Des Liteaux, but he’s Gerri Colombe solid jumper.
“He looks like a horse that’s crying out for three miles and I think he’s the right favourite.”
14.50pm - Coral Cup Hurdle (Ruby Walsh)
Tip: Captain Conby each-way
“I thought I’d pulled one out of the fire as I was going through these this morning and I was with Captain Conby as well.
“I was going through and Captain Conby on the last run behind San Salvador. Icare Allen ran too badly for me in Newbury and Scaramanga wants fast ground. Tax For Max is hard to fancy.”
15.30pm - Champion Chase (Ruby Walsh)
“It doesn’t suit me to go against a Willie Mullins horse, but I am, and I’m going against Energumene and the more rain that falls the better chance he [Edwardstone] has.
“Edwardstone looks like he’s capable of handling soft ground. Of the two of them since this time 12 months’ ago, Edwardstone looks to be the one who has improved or maybe he’s just maintained his form and Energumene has regressed.”
16.10pm - Cross Country Chase (Ruby Walsh)
Tip: Delta Work. Franco De Port each-way as well
“[Keith Donoghue booked on Delta Work] When you think about it - it’s not that big a shock.
"The success he’s had on Tiger Roll [previously] and I do think Delta Work is the one, especially with the rain that has fallen. Last year that was really what strengthened his [Delta Work’s] chance was real soft ground.
"He [Delta Work] won the first time up last year, but he has to be a better horse and with those runs under his belt, I think he’ll be hard to beat again.
“Franco De Port is at a big price will keep going at 8/1, he’s an each-way price anyway but Delta Work will win.”
Lest we forget…..pic.twitter.com/O4TyMmTRun
— DeltaWork (@DeltaWork10) March 5, 2023
17.30pm - Champion Bumper (Ruby Walsh)
Tip: Fact To File
“Ground, age, stamina, and those kinds of things have kicked into this decision for Patrick Mullins to ride Fact To File.
“A Dream To Share is your favourite, he beat Fact To File in Leopardstown. It was a slowly run race, but I think this will be a much different contest.
“I would be of the opinion the stayers win this race over the speed horses and I can see Fact To File changing that with A Dream To Share.
"Patrick Mullins may well have got it right and I’d be with Fact To File.”