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Julien Behal/PA Wire/Press Association Images Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins.
# Grand National
Ruby Walsh goes out On His Own at Aintree
The leading jockey has chosen to ride the Thyestes Chase winner in next weekend’s John Smith’s Grand National.

RUBY WALSH HAS decided to ride On His Own in next weekend’s John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree.

Walsh was given several options for the famous race but has chosen Graham Wylie’s winner of the Thyestes Chase, who has been leased by his owner to a charity for the day.

The eight-year-old is trained by Willie Mullins and has now settled at the 20/1 mark with bookmakers, having drifted to 60/1 on Friday night.

“After some pleasing work on the gallops this week, Ruby has decided to ride On His Own in the Grand National,” Mullins confirmed on his website,

Walsh chose On His Own after his original choice, the Wylie-owned/Mullins-trained Prince De Beauchene, was forced out of the race last week through injury.

He also turned down the option of riding his father Ted’s Seabass, or Paul Nicholls’ Neptune Collonges. The latter will now be raced by Daryl Jacob.

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