Champion Hurdle Jockeys
Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019
Next race up in our series analysing jockey performance in the big races at the Cheltenham Festival is the Champion Hurdle.
The Festivals winning most jockeys Ruby Walsh and Barry Geraghty have between them won the Champion Hurdle on 7 occasions in the last decade and finished in place positions on a further 4 occasions.
Walsh has the edge in the race with 4 wins against 3 for Geraghty.
If we review performance in terms of a betting return from a level stake of £1 Barry Geraghty is the clear winner. £1 on his last 8 rides would have generated a surplus of over £25.
Backing Ruby Walsh in each event would have resulted in a small profit of £1.83 - largely as his so many of his winners went off favourite.
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