Ruby Walsh – Paddy Power Blog exclusive
“Joesph (O’Brien) has gone for Homecoming Queen (3.45) who likes a cut in the ground.
“Athens has a chance but I like the unexposed horse Estimate (5.00) at the bottom for Ryan Moore and Michael Stoute. It has only had two runs but they’re stepping it up to two miles and that’s a sign in itself. He was very impressive at Salisbury last time and you wonder where they’re going with him. He could be an Irish St Leger horse later this year or even an English St Leger horse.”
Pricewise Tom Segal – The Racing Post
Pricewise must have read Paddy Power columnist and top jock Ruby Walsh’s mind as he’s plumped for Estimate (5.00) . Tom Segal has also put up The Gold Cheongsam (2.30) and Thomas Chippendale (3.05) for those looking for a nice-priced winner to get the weekend off to a flyer. Seamus Durack’s Qaraaba (4.25) gets the vote from the Racing Post man who can’t split Imperial Djay (5.35) and Global Village (5.35) in the near impossible to call Buckingham Palace Stakes.
Mark ‘the Couch’ Winstanley – Irish Daily Star
The Couch fancies Astrology (3.45) to star for Aidan O’Brien’s while Newfangled (2.30) is the best juvenille he’s seen in Britain so far this season. For those who fancy an each-way punt the once-raced Cardigan (3.45) is a novel choice in the day’s feature race.
Richard Forristal – Irish Independent
The Indo fancy Astrology (3.05) while Sendmylovetorose (2.30) is tipped in the opener. Laugh out Loud (3.45) is the pick in the Coronation Stakes while Hyper (4.25), Estimate (5.00) and Gossamer Seed (5.35) are all put up to send punters home happy heading into the weekend.