Ruby Walsh – Paddy Power Blog exclusive
“So You Think has been beaten a couple of times and Aidan O’Brien has always taken the blame for it. Aidan’s a genius and is deflecting the flaws So You Think has by blaming himself.
“I was a huge Carlton House fan going into last year’s Derby and thought he would win. He didn’t have a good run in the race but scored on his comeback. It’s the jubilee year, the Queen owns him, Sir Michael Stoute is a masterful performer–there’s something about it.
“I’m a bit of a dreamer so for me it’s Carlton House.”
Tom Segal ‘Pricewise’ – Racing Post
“Valbchek is put up by Pricewise to get punters off to a winning start on day two of Royal Ascot. The legendary Racing Post tipster also goes for Belgian Bill and Dimension in the (4.25) while Hoyam (5.00) and Duntle (5.35) are also tipped up to bash the bookies.”
Mark Winstanley ‘The Couch’ – The Irish Daily Star
“Carlton House (3.45) is the Couch’s nap to provide a Royal winner on the second day. Dimension (4.25) and Aljamaaheer (2.30) are his other picks.”
Richard Forristal – Irish Independent
“Punters looking to solve the 30-runner Royal Hunt Cup puzzle had been advised to back Captain Bertie (4.25) in the Indo. He also recommends the Irish trio of Dermot Weld’s Emulous (3.05) and the David Wachman pair Mironica (5.00) and Duntle (5.35).”