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 over the last ten years:
|Grand National Jockey||Rides||Wins||Placed**||Completed||Win LSP||Each Way LSP|
|Sam Twiston Davies||7||0||1||3/7||-7.00||-4.00|
|Sam Waley Cohen||7||0||3||4/7||-7.00||9.50|
**Placed refers to rides that finished between 2nd and 5th as most bookamkers will pay on at least five places for the Grand National
Grand National Jockey Records
The stats on the rest of this page show last year's race first (2015) and go 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:1,1,-,-,13,-,-,-PU,F
Ten Year Record:4,4,2,4,4,3,4,PU,UR,-
Moloney first rode in the National in 2002 but did not manage to complete the course in his first four rides. Things have changed dramatically since then and Moloney has amazingly managed to finish placed in his last seven consecutive Grand Nationals! Thanks to State Of Play, Cappa Bleu and Alvarado Moloney has rewarded each-way support for seven consecutive years.
A remarkable achievement.
Ten Year Record:-, P, UR, 9th, F, 4th, F, 4th, 3rd,6th
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 has an excellent chance this year with Jonjo O'Neill's More Of That
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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:F,2,15,12,PU,9,F,F,REF,PU
Richard Johnson is now the unwanted owner of the tag for the most rides in the Grand National (19) 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:9,12,11,F,-,F,16,F,8,PU
Despite riding some top quality horses Scudamore hasn't finished higher than 8th in a Grand National and has failed to finish on seven of his fourteen Grand National rides.
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Ten Year Record:F,U,U,P,F,F,F,10
It would be hard to imagine that the Grand National is high on the list of Aidan Coleman's favourite races as Venetia Williams' stable jockey has failed to complete the Grand National course on his last seven 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.