Top Jockey Betting at the Cheltenham Festival, is simply a bet on which jockey you think will win the most races over the 4 days of the Festival.
If there is no outright winner, ie. 2 jockeys finish on 5 winner each, then dead heat rules can come into the equation. So if you are planning to have a bet on this market, be sure to check the dead heat rules with your bookmaker first.
As this is a popular Cheltenham betting market, it is one which we might see some enhanced odds offers on from the bookmakers, so keep an eye on this page for the latest new customer offers.
The Top Jockey Betting market can be fairly similar to the Cheltenham Top Trainer Betting market. In general you will find that one top jockey will ride all the best horses from the stable of a top trainer, so the chances are that the winners of both of these markets will be a regular combination like Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins, as Walsh generally rides all of Mullins’ best horses.
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2017 Top Jockey Betting
No major surprise to see that Ruby Walsh is favourite with the bookmakers If you look at our previous winner list below, you will see he has just a slightly good record in this current market.
Walsh is currently odds on across the board. He is a generally available at 1/2, with some bookies offering 8/15 or 4/7.
Previous Top Jockey Winners
2016 Ruby Walsh – wins 7
2015 Ruby Walsh – wins 4
2014 Ruby Walsh – wins 3
2013 Ruby Walsh – wins 4
2012 Barry Geraghty – wins 5
2011 Ruby Walsh – wins 5
2010 Ruby Walsh – wins 3
2009 Ruby Walsh – wins 7
2008 Ruby Walsh – wins 3
2007 Robert Thornton – wins 4
2006 Ruby Walsh – wins 3
2005 Graham Lee – wins 3
2004 Ruby Walsh – wins 3
2003 Barry Geraghty – wins 5
2002 Richard Johnson – wins 2
2000 Mick Fitzgerald – wins 4
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