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Cheltenham Festival Hall of Fame: Simon Sherwood
Tue, Feb 4th, 2014

Simon Sherwood notched up seven Cheltenham Festival Winners between 1985 and 1989 recording a rare Champion Chase/Gold Cup Double in 1989 winning the latter race on the magnificent Desert Orchid.

The race was later voted best horse race ever by readers of the Racing Post. We have Simon and Dessie here:

In all Simon won nine of the ten races he rode on Desert Orchid. His Cheltenham Festival winners were :

Race

Year

Horse

Trainer

Kim Muir

1985

Glyde Court

Fred Winter

Cathcart

1986

Half Free

Fred Winter

Neptune

1987

The West Awake

Oliver Sherwood

Neptune

1988

Rebel Song

Oliver Sherwood

RSA Chase

1988

The West Awake

Oliver Sherwood

Champion Chase

1989

Barnbrook Again

David Elsworth

Gold Cup

1989

Desert Orchid

David Elsworth

 

The odds for Leading Rider at the 2014 Cheltenham Festival are tabled below:

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Odds Table at 16/02/14

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Ruby Walsh 4/7 4/7 4/7 1/2 4/7 4/7 8/15 8/11
Barry Geraghty 10/3 4 3 4 9/2 4 7/2 11/4
A P McCoy 8 8 8 8 8 10 9 9
Bryan Cooper 14 14 16 14 14 16 16 12
Daryl Jacob 20 20 14 16 20 20 16 12
Sam Twiston-Davies 20 20 20 20 16 25 20 14
Richard Johnson 25 33 33 33 20 33 33 33
Tom Scudamore 33 33 33 33 25 40 40 33
Noel Fehily 33 33 33 33 20 50 33 33
Paul Townend 33 50 33 40 50 50 33 25
Jason Maguire 50 50 50 50 33 50 50 40
Aidan Coleman 50 66 - - 50 66 50 66
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