Cheltenham Top Jockey Betting - Ruby Walsh The Red Hot Favourite
One of the most popular Cheltenham Special Bets for the racing enthusiasts is to work out who will be Top Jockey, that is which jockey will ride most winners. The bookmakers put up these odds in the last couple of weeks before the festival when the jockeys rides are being finalised. Betting on the top jockey is an excellent way of having a bet on the Cheltenham Festival Races as this bet gives you an interest right the way through the 27 races at the festival.
The big punters will also look closely at this market as they are always looking to gain an advantage and they may find some value in this against backing the individual horse selections.
The key to looking at backing a selection for Cheltenham's top jockey is to assess how many good rides your preference has during the 4 days of the Cheltenham festival.
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It is also important to take into account how often your selection may finish in the first three of each race as this will count if there is a tie at the end for Cheltenham top jockey.
It would be hard to see a winner of Cheltenham National Hunt top jockey emerging outside these major players. These jockeys will have the majority of the best rides during the four days and are linked to the best trainers and owners.
Once you have gone through the races and identify your selection for Cheltenham top jockey, it would be wise to look at each Bookmakers odds on this market as it will probably vary quite a bit depending on the positions they have on each race and so you can pick out some excellent value here.
Recent Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey Winners
The top Cheltenham jockey in recent years has been Robert Thornton and Ruby Walsh, going back further in 2005 it was won by Graham Lee, in 2004 Ruby Walsh was successful and 2003 Barry Geraghty won it in what was a very exciting tussle with Richard Johnson.
- 2015 - Ruby Walsh (4)
- 2014 - Ruby Walsh (3)
- 2013 - Ruby Walsh (4)
- 2012 - Barry Geraghty (5)
- 2011 - Ruby Walsh (5)
- 2010 - Ruby Walsh (3)
- 2009 - Ruby Walsh (7)
- 2008 - Ruby Walsh (3)
- 2007 - Robert Thornton (4)
- 2006 - Ruby Walsh (3)
- 2005 - Graham Lee (3)
- 2004 - Ruby Walsh (3)
- 2003 - Barry Geraghty (5)
- 2002 - Richard Johnson (2)
- 2001 - No Festival
- 2000 - Mick Fitzgerald (4)
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Cheltenham Festival Odds
We now have the latest bookmakers betting odds for the main Cheltenham Festival Races.
These odds are updated regularily to ensure that you in touch with all the market moves in the build up to the festival.
Cheltenham Festival - Betting Tips
Following on from last year, we are delighted to announce that we are featuring horse racing tips from Channel Four Racing presenter, Tom Lee.
Tom appears on Channel 4's Morning Line & covers live Racing in the afternoon as well fronting RTE's Racing coverage in Ireland, his Cheltenham Festival Tips and previews of each day's Racing will be available during the Festival and supported with opinions and views from our Racing writers.