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Ruby Walsh 2017 Grand National tips - The jockey's Aintree 1-2-3-4-5

Ruby Walsh gives the Paddy Power blog his 2017 Grand National 1-2-3-4-5.


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1. Pleasant Company

RUBY: We won the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse last time on ground that wouldn’t have suited him. It was heavy then, but he’ll appreciate the better ground at Aintree and has a nice racing weight on his back.

He’s relatively inexperienced and has only raced twice this year, but is in good form. When I won the Aintree Grand National on Hedgehunter in 2005, he’d also won the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Hopefully that’s a good omen and he’s a good each-way chance at a good each-way price.

2. More of That

RUBY: Jonjo O’Neill’s runner has a lot going for him. He ran a respectable race when sixth to Sizing John in the Gold Cup last month and is a former Grade One winner when beating Annie Power in the World Hurdle a few years ago. He’s got a lot of class and has a big chance.

3. Saphir Du Rheu

RUBY: Has always promised to win a big race and ran his best race for a while when fifth to Sizing John in the Cheltenham Gold Cup last month.

The key to him is to get him into a good rhythm early on. if he does that it wouldn’t be the greatest surprise in the world if he delivered on the day. He has a lot of good runs under his belt.

4. Lord Windermere

RUBY: Classier horses are definitely getting into the shake-up since they modified the National fences and shortened the distance recently. They don’t come much classier than the 2014 Gold Cup winner.  Jim Culloty’s runner has dropped down the handicap and will appreciate the better ground off a nice racing weight. Looks a big price if he can rekindle some of his old form.

5. Blaklion

RUBY: He won the Grade One RSA Chase last year and his trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has twice trained the winner of the National with Earth Summit and Bindaree. His horses are in good form and Blaklion has the type of profile that fits a National winner now.





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