Top Grand National Jockeys
Many people like to follow a favourite jockey with their Grand National money. Are they wise? Are they picking the correct jockeys to follow?
The following table highlights some of the most prominent Grand National jockeys and their record for the past 20 years:
|Grand National Jockey||Rides||Wins||Placed**||Completed||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
**Placed refers to rides that finished between 2nd and 5th as most bookmakers will pay on at least five places for the Grand National
The following table highlights some of the most prominent Grand National jockeys and their record for the past 20 years for rides over the national fences so includes the Becher, Fox Hunters, Sefton, Topham and Grand National
|Jockey||Runners||Wins||Placed||Completed||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
Grand National Jockey Records
The stats on the rest of this page show last year's race first and goes back ten seasons. If a jockey didn't have a ride, this is marked by a -
PU - horse pulled up and didn't complete the course
F - Fell
UR - horse unseated the rider (jockey fell off!)
BD - Brought Down (not the horse or jockey's fault, another horse fell into them)
CO - Carried Out (pushed off the course by another horse)
REF - Refused (the horse stopped before the fence as it didn't fancy jumping it)
Ten Year Record:P, 9,-, P, UR, 9th, F, 4th, F, 4th, 3rd
Barry Geraghty has an excellent overall record in the Grand National with a win on Monty's Pass in 2003 and six other occasions where he has finished in the top six.
The last few years have not been quite so kind to Geraghty
but he will surely have a good chance in 2018 on Anibale Fly
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Ten Year Record:UR, 6, 12, -, 1, PU, F, -, F
Daryl Jacob won the Grand National on Neptune Collonges in 2012 and has completed the course on three of his last four attempts. Jacob has an excellent record generally over the National fences with two wins, seven places and 15 completed rides from 25 rides.
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Ten Year Record:F,P, 15, F, 4, -, 2, -, F, -
Sam Waley-Cohen has an amazing record over the Grand National but the fact that he is an amateur rider makes his record outstanding. Waley-Cohen has won six races over the big Aintree fences (3 Foxhunters, 2 Tophams and 1 Becher Chase) but has yet to win The Grand National but has finished 5th, 4th and 2nd.
Grand National Jockeys With Poor Records
Some of these are superb jockeys so why is their recent Grand National history so poor?
Perhaps it's pressure, luck or maybe their previous bad experiences have affected their confidence?
Ten Year Record:-,PU,F,2,15,12,PU,9,F,F
Richard Johnson is now the unwanted owner of the tag for the most rides in the Grand National (20) without winning the race. Johnson came close to ending that barren run in 2014 when Balthazar King was runner-up but the majority of his other Grand National rides have disappointed.
Apart from another second earlier in his career on Whats Up Boys, Johnson has rarely looked like winning the National despite being on a number of well fancied mounts.
Ten Year Record:6,UR,9,12,11,F,-,F,16,F
Despite riding some top quality horses Scudamore hasn't finished higher than 6th in a Grand National and has failed to finish on eight of his sixteen Grand National rides. Scudamore will be hoping for better luck this year from his mount, Vieux Lion Rouge.
Sorry. Vieux Lion Rouge is not running in the 2019 Grand National
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Ten Year Record:17,13,F,U,U,P,F,F,F
It would be hard to imagine that the Grand National is high on the list of Aidan Coleman's favourite races Coleman as failed to complete the Grand National course seven of his last nine attempts.
Add that to the fact that he chose not to ride 2009 winner Mon Mome and it would be easy to think that Coleman could do with a change of luck at Aintree.
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