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Ruby Walsh Odds-On for Cheltenham Top Jockey


As we inch closer to the 2012 Cheltenham Festival as each day goes by, it's starting to look like a real dogfight for Ruby Walsh and Barry Geraghty as they are the favoured contenders to take top honours at this year's steeplechasing showpiece.


Walsh gets the best mounts from several top yards including Paul Nicholls and he's set to take the irons on a fair amount of festival favourites.

As it currently stands, the bookmakers have Walsh trading anywhere between 1/2 and 8/11 to win the most races at this year's contest. Geraghty generally puts up a good fight and earns his keep so bookmakers have him trading in the 11/4 to 4/1 range.

Tony McCoy is a great shout to win top jockey throughout the entirety of a National Hunt season should be succeed in staying off the treatment table, but he can sometimes get stuck with more than a few middling mounts at Cheltenham.

McCoy can be backed anywhere from 7/1 to 11/1 for Cheltenham honours.

Those looking to back an upstart contender for top 2012 Cheltenham Festival jockey can try Richard Johnson at 14/1 across the board or Davu Russell who trades at 16/1 to 20/1. Paul Townend is at 25/1 to 20/1 while Tom Scudamore is as high as 50/1 with most major bookmakers.

Certain to add a bit of spice to this top jockey race is the fact that several major National Hunt yards have been in relatively indifferent form as of late and will be requiring a sharp return to form or a very forgettable festival season.  

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