Cheltenham Festival Jockey Stats

With the Cheltenham Festival starting on Tuesday 11th March I thought I would pop a few jockey stats on here for your perusal.

Firstly all the stats relate to just jockeys whom have had previous Cheltenham Festival rides.

Ruby Walsh tops the table with the most wins followed by Barry Geraghty and then AP. McCoy, that is not really big news and hardly surprising.

It is at the other end of the table that makes you look twice at the jockey names languishing with hardly any wins to their names.

The likes of Tom Scudamore who has ridden 124 horses but has only returned to the winners enclosure of just 2 occasions and placed on another 14 times.  This for me stands out, mainly because he has ridden some good horses and gone to previous festivals with some good chances.  You could have made a profit of £60 if laying him on Betfair in the win market and around £14 in the place market.

Noel Fehily who will have some good rides for Paul Nicholls is another who has only ridden 2 winners at the festival, that comes from 72 rides but if you had backed him at Betfair SP you would have recorded a £48 profit.

Wayne Hutchinson & Joe Tizzard have both won twice and have recorded profits at betfair SP of £10 & £65 respectively.

DJ Casey, Sam Thomas, Paul Townend, Adrian Coleman & Daryl Jacob have all ridden just the one winner all with roughly around a 2% strike rate. If you had taken the approach of laying all five of these jockeys in the win market on betfair you would have made a nice profit of £160.

Jamie Moore has yet to ride a winner and you could have made £30 from laying him from his rides.

All the stats are available in an excel spreadsheet.

The comprehensive jockey spreadsheet goes into further detail in regards breaking down the different race types (Chases, Hurdles & NHF) along with handicap & non-handicap races.

You can get a good picture of where certain jockeys do well and don’t!

It can help you make decent profits!


*Please note the rides date back to 2003 but the lay odds was not introduced to my system until 2008*


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