Cheltenham Top Jockey

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The fight to be the top Cheltenham jockey at the Festival is always a good battle with the best horse racing jockeys doing battle on the track, riding some of the highest-rated National Hunt racehorses in the world. 

Over the years the Cheltenham Top Jockey Award has been won several times by Ruby Walsh.

With Willie Mullins being the short-priced favourite to win the Cheltenham Top Trainer award it is no surprise to see jockey Paul Townend head the betting market for Top Jockey. As Paul Townend is the preferred jockey with the Mullins yard, according to punters and the experts, he seems the most likely jockey to finish the Cheltenham Festival with the most winners with the artillery that Mullins has.

In this Cheltenham Top Jockey guide, we will see whether any of the British jockeys can challenge for the top jockey prize, the latest odds and tips on who will secure the most wins at the Cheltenham 2024 Festival between March 14-17 and be crowned champion.

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Cheltenham Top Jockey Predictions

Our betting tipsters have the following tips for the Cheltenham Top Jockey market:

  • James Dooley betting tipster predicts Paul Townend
  • Mark Dooley betting tipster predicts Rachel Blackmore
  • David Dooley betting tipster predicts Paul Townend
  • OLBG betting tipster predicts Jack Kennedy
  • Racing Post betting tipster predicts Rachel Blackmore
  • At The Races betting tipster predicts Paul Townend
  • Timeform betting tipster predicts Nico De Boinville

Paul Townend is a worthy favourite in Cheltenham top jockeys odds, but many betting tipsters are split in decisions with who will lift the top jockey trophy.

The odds reflect the betting market as it is wide open and will change throughout the 4 days.

Punters enjoy backing in the top jockey market and top training betting market because it is a bet that gives a betting interest in the majority of races across the four days in the Cotswolds.

Cheltenham Top Jockey Betting Sites

Here are the best betting sites for the Cheltenham Top Jockey betting market:

Cheltenham Top Jockey Standings

The leading jockey for the Cheltenham festival is the jockey who rides the most horse racing winners across the 28 betting events.

Here are the Cheltenham Festival leading jockey standings since 2012:

  • 2023 Paul Townend
  • 2022 Paul Townend
  • 2021 Rachael Blackmore
  • 2020 Paul Townend
  • 2019 Nico de Boinville
  • 2018 Davy Russell
  • 2017 Ruby Walsh
  • 2016 Ruby Walsh
  • 2015 Ruby Walsh
  • 2014 Ruby Walsh
  • 2013 Ruby Walsh
  • 2012 Barry Geraghty

Betting on the Champion Top Jockey

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Popular Questions

Which jockey has written the most winners in a single year at the Cheltenham Festival?

Ruby Walsh is the jockey who holds the record for the highest number of Cheltenham Festival winners in a single year.

The record-breaking number in a single year at the Cheltenham Festival is 7 winners.

Which jockey has won the most races at Cheltenham?

The jockey who has won the most races at the Cheltenham Festival is Ruby Walsh.

He was the leading jockey at the Cheltenham Festival on 11 occasions, riding a record seven winners on two occasions.

His total number of winners at the Cheltenham Festival was a record-breaking 59 wins.

Summary of The Top Jockey at Cheltenham

We hope you have enjoyed our Cheltenham festival top jockey guide.

The very best Irish and British jockeys will battle on Cheltenham Racecourse, but only one jockey will be crowned Top Jockey at the Cheltenham Festival.

The “top jockey” markets fluctuate daily over the 4 days. The action-packed 2024 Cheltenham Festival is over four days here:

With the Irish Jockeys being so dominant over recent years this has led them to easily secure the Prestbury Cup Annual Challenge Trophy.

We predict another Irish jockey to win the top jockey award this year, probably Paul Townsend at the expense of Rachel Blackmore, who should have another great festival.

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