Walsh 4/7 to retain Cheltenham Top Jockey Title

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Updated: February 10, 2014
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Boylesports has priced up a Top Jockey at the Cheltenham Festival market and has installed Ruby Walsh as the 4/7 favourite. Walsh has landed the title on seven occasions and will be bidding for an eight Top Jockey title at the festival in March.

Barry Geraghty who rode five winners at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival is installed as the 3/1 second favourite to land the title whilst eighteen time UK Champion NH jockey, Tony McCoy, is priced at 8/1 to be top jockey at the Cheltenham Festival for a third time having last won the award in 1997 and 1998.

Newly retained Gigginstown House Stud rider Bryan Cooper is on offer at 16/1 alongside Sam Twiston-Davies whilst Daryl Jacob is currently priced at 14/1.

Noel Fehily who recently recorded a century of winners this season in England can be backed at 33/1 whilst Paul Townend and Tom Scudamore are also installed at the same price.

Liam Glynn, PR Executive at Boylesports said “We have already seen support for Ruby Walsh at 4/7 to be crowned Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey having only priced up the odds on Tuesday evening.

He added “Punters certainly believe that Ruby will have enough ammunition throughout the Cheltenham Festival to land a record eight Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey crown and if the support continues to flood in the current 4/7 that is available will no doubt harden dramatically.

Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey

Walsh, Ruby 4/7

Geraghty, Barry 3/1

McCoy, A P 8/1

Daryl Jacob 14/1

Bryan Cooper 16/1

Sam Twiston Davies 16/1

Richard Johnson 20/1

Noel Fehily 33/1

Tom Scudamore 33/1

Paul Townend 33/1

Jason Maguire 50/1

Previous winners of the Thomas Pink Leading Rider Award are listed below, with current jockeys in bold.

 

2013

Ruby Walsh (4)

1996

Richard Dunwoody (2)

2012

Barry Geraghty (5)

1995

Norman Williamson (4)

2011

Ruby Walsh (5)

1994

Charlie Swan (3)

2010

Ruby Walsh (3)

1993

Charlie Swan (4)

2009

Ruby Walsh (7)

1992

Jamie Osborne (5)

2008

Ruby Walsh (3)

1991

Peter Scudamore (2)

2007

Robert Thornton (4)

1990

Richard Dunwoody (2)

2006

Ruby Walsh (3)

1989

Tom Morgan (2)

2005

Graham Lee (3)

1988

Simon Sherwood (2)

2004

Ruby Walsh (3)

1987

Peter Scudamore (2)

2003

Barry Geraghty (5)

1986

Peter Scudamore (2)

2002

Richard Johnson (2)

1985

Steve Smith Eccles (3)

2001

Cancelled – Foot & Mouth

1984

Jonjo O’Neill (2)

2000

Mick Fitzgerald (4)

1983

Graham Bradley (2)

1999

Mick Fitzgerald (4)

1982

Jonjo O’Neill (1)

1998

A P McCoy (5)

1981

John Francome (3)

1997

A P McCoy (3)

1980

Mr Jim Wilson (3)

 

 

Leading Current Jockeys at The Festival     Top Jockeys at The Festival (since 1945, current jockeys in bold)  
Ruby Walsh 38   Ruby Walsh 38
A P McCoy 29   A P McCoy 29
Barry Geraghty 28   Barry Geraghty 28
Richard Johnson 18   Pat Taaffe 25
Robert Thornton 16   Richard Dunwoody 18
Paul Carberry 13   Richard Johnson 18
Davy Russell 10   Charlie Swan 17
Timmy Murphy 8   Fred Winter 17
Paddy Brennan 6   Tommy Carberry 16
Graham Lee 5   Robert Thornton 16
Jason Maguire 5   Mick Fitzgerald 14
Ms Nina Carberry 4   Paul Carberry 13
Andrew Lynch 4   Peter Scudamore 13
Joe Tizzard 4      
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 4      

 

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