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Ruby Walsh to continue Morning Assembly partnership

Updated: Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 15:56 | Comments

Ruby Walsh will ride Morning Assembly at Punchestown
Ruby Walsh will ride Morning Assembly at Punchestown

Ruby Walsh will once again be on board the promising Morning Assembly in Sunday's Dobbins Outdoor Catering Florida Pearl Novice Chase at Punchestown.

Trained by Pat Fahy, the six-year-old was a surprise winner of a Grade One novice hurdle at the Punchestown Festival but his trainer has always viewed him as a chaser.

Davy Condon rode at Punchestown but missed his chasing debut having broken his leg in a fall at Cork, with Walsh deputising.

"Everything has been fine with him since the last day," said Fahy.

"Willie Mullins doesn't have a runner so Ruby is free and he was keen to ride him again.

"There doesn't seem to be much hoo-ha about him and that suits me fine, let him go and win a good race first before people start talking about  him.

"Everyone had him down as a mudlark but it wasn't that soft the last day he ran and it won't be at the weekend. It's two-six so he's going up in trip, which is a help."

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