Walsh ready for Tingle Creek 'spectacle'
RUBY WALSH has a key part to play in one of the races of the season when he rides Sanctuaire against Sprinter Sacre in the Tingle Creek at Sandown and the jockey cannot wait.
Walsh and his mount are underdogs against the Racing Post Arkle winner, but whatever the result fans are likely to be in for a treat.
Sanctuaire, a 5-2 chance, was a stunning 17-length course-and-distance winner in April, when he was ridden prominently by Daryl Jacob.
Walsh seems set to maintain those tactics as he tries to upset the odds-on Sprinter Sacre in the Sportingbet-backed Grade 1.
"It will be no great tactical affair - it won't be a game of cat and mouse," said Walsh, a guest on The Morning Line.
"If the two of them can get into a rhythm they'll put on a spectacle for people."
Walsh also rides Hinterland in the other Grade 1 on Sandown's card - the Markel Insurance Henry VIII Novices' Chase.
Those two races, as well as the Listed handicap hurdle and London National, are live on Channel 4, which screens the Becher and Grand Sefton from Aintree.
Wetherby, Chepstow and Lingfield also race in Britain, while Navan passed an inspection in Ireland.
Sandown chase: soft, good to soft in places, hurdles: soft, heavy in places
Aintree National course: heavy, hurdles: soft, heavy on bend, Mildmay: soft, good to soft in places
Wetherby soft, heavy in places