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Ruby Walsh odds-on to be top jockey at 2018 Cheltenham Festival

| 12.03.2018

Ruby Walsh is odds-on to be top jockey at the Cheltenham Festival for a twelfth time after declaring he is “100%” following on from his fall in November.

The Irishman has been out of action of action since taking a tumble on-board Let’s Dance at Punchestown in a mares’ hurdle.

He looks set for a comeback next week and can be had at 8/11 to be Top Jockey at the Festival.

Walsh has 56 winners under his belt at jump racing’s blue-ribbon event. Last year he rode Yorkhill, Un de Sceaux, Nichols Canyon and Let’s Dance to success to claim the top jockey crown for the fifth year in a row.

He has a number of enticing rides once again and is 8/11 to have Over 3.5 Winners throughout the week.

The 38-year-old will be looking to open his account straight away on ante-post favourite Getabird in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. Walsh is expected to ride the jolly who is currently Ladbrokes’ biggest liability of the week.

Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes: “Absence makes the heart grow fonder and with his long-awaited return set to be on Getabird in the opener, punters will be itching to unload their cash on their festival hero and his mount.”

How many Cheltenham Festival winners will Ruby Walsh have?

Over 3.5 – 8/11

Under 3.5 – Even-money

Ruby Walsh to be top Cheltenham Festival jockey

Yes – 8/11

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Nick Murphy

Nick is a graduate of the UEA where he doubled up as the sports editor of the student newspaper. He supports Dagenham & Redbridge and previously edited the matchday programme at Victoria Road. Darts and Horse Racing are among his other favourite sports.