Ruby Walsh's 2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup tips

Ruby Walsh gives his tips on the Festival. (Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Legendary jockey Ruby Walsh has been giving Paddy Power his tips on the 2014 Cheltenham Festival.

If you’re looking for a tip than one man who knows more than most about Cleeve Hill is Festival legend Ruby Walsh. Here are his best Festival tips and the Kildare man even has a Lucky 15 that pays out more than £4k for a £1-a-line stake if they all oblige.

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Ruby's Gold Cup verdict


Friday, March 14th 

2.40 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle (3m) 

Kings Palace has been rock solid in England. I love Briar Hill, he’s tough, he jumps well, he’s bred to stay. He’s in good form, 
we’re very happy with him, I think he has an outstanding chance. The drier the ground, the better chance he has. 

3.20 Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f)

The race lacks a front runner so it might lack a bit of pace. It that’s the case it will suit Silviniaco Conti but if it turns into a 
slog, it will suit Bobs Worth. I don’t think there is a winner outside of the top 3 of the betting, maybe First Lieutenant is the 
next best. 

Bobs Worth is favourite for the Gold Cup. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Ruby’s Festival Double

Quevega in the Mares Hurdle (Tuesday, 4pm) and Briar Hill in the Albert Bartlett (Friday, 2.40pm). Quevega because she’s my banker  and Briar Hill because I think of all our novices he has track form.

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