Ruby Walsh cruises to victory in JLT Chase as magical Min demolishes rivals at Aintree
- Ruby Walsh led his rivals a merry dance for the second day in a row at Aintree
- He rode Min to 20-length victory over last year’s winner Politologue in JLT Chase
- Waiting Patiently was left trailing in wake of Willie Mullins’ eight-year-old in third
Ruby Walsh led his rivals a merry dance once again when making all the running on Min in the JLT Chase at Aintree.
Narrowly touched off in the race 12 months ago by Politologue, the first two filled the places in the Grade One feature again – but there was a 20-length turnaround in the result this time.
Walsh, just as he did on Kemboy in the Bowl 24 hours earlier, dictated the pace and the others were happy to file in behind.
Winner Ruby Walsh led his rivals a merry dance for second day in a row in the JLT Chase
Min avenged last year’s narrow loss to Politologue by streaking clear to win by 20 lengths
Turning into the straight, Walsh got a breather into the 2-1 favourite, but after jumping the third-last he pressed the button and shot clear, ending the race – better known as the Melling Chase – as a contest.
Waiting Patiently could never quite get on terms and finished third, but in truth this was all about Willie Mullins’ eight-year-old.