Upping the Ante: Less isn’t more as woebegone Walsh feels the strain

Ruby Walsh’s policy of picking selective rides in the autumn of his career is proving to be counter-productive

18th November, 2018
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Ruby Walsh announced his return from injury – having not ridden since the Cheltenham festival in March – by winning the first race at the Galway extravaganza this summer.

The legend savoured a warm reception from a bumper crowd. “I suppose when you have not ridden in a long time you are doubting yourself a bit in front as to how fast you are going and whether you are going too quickly,” he said. Asked...

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