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11 Apr 21 07:12
Date Joined: 14 Jul 04
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Piece by David Jennings in the RP today.

According to Jennings, "McCoy seems to be stuck in the past"..."he is not yet a wonderful pundit".

"Walsh wants to be the best pundit of all time. He has moved on." "He wants punditry to evolve".

It comes across as Walsh being portrayed as the all-knowing sage, while McCoy lacks the modern analytical punditry skills of his old friend and rival.

And what's this based on? Two points of discussion from Aintree, Tiger Roll being compared to Red Rum, and Rachael Blackmore's UR / falling off Jason The Militant.

Personally, I couldn't fault McCoy's views on either subject, without disrespecting Tiger Roll, he said he didn't think he could be compared to Red Rum, given the modifications that have been made to the course and the fact that Red Rum went round five times, winning three and finishing second twice.

And what McCoy said regarding the Jason The Militant, were probably the thoughts of many judging by comments on here.

Perhaps there's a little bit of "interviewer bias" going on here, because Jennings refers to to an interview Walsh did with him back in February. Who knows, perhaps that interview left Jennings awe struck and star struck and in his eyes Ruby is da man!
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Report Ramruma April 11, 2021 8:24 AM BST
Jennings is right. Ruby the pundit, Ruby the analyst, is head and shoulders above everyone else, including AP.

What is odd is that when he was riding, AP's Telegraph column was informative. Maybe that is because AP was more engaged or because his ghost writer asked better questions. But perhaps AP is a better pre-race judge. Is anyone counting their tips?
Report portmanpark April 11, 2021 8:40 AM BST
both would starve if finding winners was their only way of buying food
Report chavman April 11, 2021 9:05 AM BST
what has become apparent is that kevin blake is in a different league to anything present or past
Report posy April 11, 2021 9:18 AM BST
Agree with chavman although back in the day Martin Julian was very very good.
Report cloone river April 11, 2021 9:22 AM BST
AP brings nothing to the table.He seems like he is doing everyone a favour by being they.Even when asked which one of JPs he would ride he couldnt answer.ITV would be better off if he wasnt they.Ruby is brilliant.Kevin Blake seems to be the only one who puts the work in and tips winners.
Report GAZO April 11, 2021 9:25 AM BST
ruby and mccoy both pretty much said the same about blackmore but ruby was more eloquent so comes over as the good guy
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 10:13 AM BST
as ive said elsewhere walsh over does the relevance of tactics in a race ,theres a dozen ways to skin a cat in every race and even IF Walsh finds what he thinks in hindsight were the wrong tactics he doesnt no if on the day those tactics were used by design,accident or poor execution
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 10:19 AM BST
half the racecourse at chelt/aintree given over to irish connections to form a bubble,walsh on his own in a studio broadcasting,anyone notice on tv a AP MCOY without a mask going over to give blackmore a cuddle/hug.kiss before presentation
Report Cider April 11, 2021 10:28 AM BST
This is an example of the quality Ruby can produce.

Report acey deucy April 11, 2021 11:52 AM BST
Ruby is in a Class of his own but i still want to see A.P
Report acey deucy April 11, 2021 11:52 AM BST
Ruby is in a Class of his own but i still want to see A.P
Report acey deucy April 11, 2021 11:52 AM BST
Ruby is in a Class of his own but i still want to see A.P
Report sageform April 11, 2021 12:14 PM BST
It does not seem that long ago that AP was opposed to professional female riders!
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 12:20 PM BST
photo in daily mail of a female boxer with horrific facial injuries after a fighter,apparently miss frost has similar facial injuries this morning,2 sides to every story regards national
Report differentdrum April 11, 2021 12:22 PM BST
Chip paper stuff again.
Report Storm Alert April 11, 2021 12:33 PM BST
AP as a pundit hardly puts a smile on your face; miserable as feck. Ruby knows his stuff his pre race analysis of Thyme Hill vs Paisley Park Ascot race was spot on.
Report 1st time poster April 11, 2021 12:39 PM BST
fook me paisley park or thyme hill at aintree on good ground after one had hard race at chelt and one didnt, opening the cornflake box was more taxing
Report ribero1 April 11, 2021 12:46 PM BST
No doubt Jennings will be cosying up to Walsh on a regular basis back home so no surprise with his comments,agree with both McCoy comments,it's a glorified cross country race now.
Report thelatarps April 11, 2021 9:28 PM BST
Somebody needs to be there to wind up Chamberlin and his fast show 'its brilliant!' shtick.

AP has a dry sense of humour.. but fair play to him yesterday. Ed C was ready to go way overboard in the aftermath of Rachael's historic win until McCoy turned to De Bromhead and said something along the lines of 'dont worry henry it will be your turn soon'.
Liked that
Really cut through all the bs.
Report MJK April 12, 2021 8:18 AM BST
Think what Jennings may have been hinting at re wanting punditry to evolve is that Ruby has no problem calling a poor ride. However it's hard to take Jennings himself serious as a punter when he thinks he's an expert on practically every sport.
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 8:41 AM BST
both find picking winners tough....both would put you in the workhouse if you followed their selections...Ch4 employed Tom Segal ITV we are stuck with fitzy mccoy and harvey...these 3 are proof ex jockeys don't make good pundits
Report 1st time poster April 12, 2021 9:34 AM BST
walsh favours mullins horses
fitz hendo
mcoy JP
megan pumpkin
harvey williams

and their selections are biased towards these yards

baldy dixon put a few winners up last week as horses he said he,d bet HOMETOWN BOY one of them
Report portmanpark April 12, 2021 9:47 AM BST
baldy dixon is definitely the better of the 2 brothers....the other admitted he could not win punting ....he said he needed the security of his numerous jobs
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