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Cheltenham Festival Top Jockeys:Bryan Marshall
Sat, Dec 14th, 2013

Bryan Marshall  was Champion Jumps Jockey in 1947-1948 (66 wins) and won eight Cheltenham Festival Races between 1946 and 1952. His partnership with Fulke Walwyn delivered seven of those wins. He won the now redundant Cathcart Challenge Cup it was effectively replaced by the Ryanair Chase) a record four times. Here are Bryan's Cheltenham Festival winners.

Year

Race

Horse

Trainer

1946

Cathcart

Leap Man

Fulke Walwyn

1948

Supreme Novices Div 2

Jean's Last

Fulke Walwyn

1948

RSA Chase Div 2

Mountain Prince

Fulke Walwyn

1948

Cathcart

Jack Tatters

Fulke Walwyn

1951

RSA Chase

On View

Fulke Walwyn

1951

Cathcart

Semeur

Fulke Walwyn

1952

County

Ballymacan

Neville Crump

1952

Cathcart

Coolrock

Fulke Walwyn

While the Cheltenham wins dried up after 1952 his most notable achievement was still to come. Bryan Marshall won back to back Aintree Grand Nationals in 1953 and 1954 on the legendary Vincent O'Brien's Early Mist and Royal Tan - this feat has rarely been equalled. We have got the newsreel of those two wins below.

Early Mist's  1953 Grand National Win :

 

Royal Tan's 1954 Grand National Win : 

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

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Leading Rider Award 2014

Odds Table at 16/02/14

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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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