Top Grand National Jockeys

06:00, 17 Jul 2019 Updated 06:11, 17 Jul 2019
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 the jockeys who currently have a ride in the 2019 Grand National and their record for the past 22 years:
Grand National JockeyRidesWinsPlaced**CompletedWin LSPEach Way LSP
Ruby Walsh 132410/13+6.00+7.00
Barry Geraghty 181511/18-1.00+5.88
Davy Russell 14117/14-3.00-3.13
Robbie Power 11117/11+23.00+14.63
Daryl Jacob 10115/10+24.00+24.63
Derek Fox 1101/1+14.00+8.75
Richard Johnson 20026/20-20.00-16.00
Tom Scudamore 17009/17-17.00-17.00
Aidan Coleman 11003/11-11.00-11.00
Paddy Brennan 10011/10-10.00-6.38
Tom OBrien 10014/10-10.00-8.00
Denis ORegan 10023/10-10.00-5.75
Paul Townend 9002/9-9.00-9.00
Sam Twiston-Davies 9013/9-9.00-6.00
Richie McLernon 8012/8-8.00-5.50
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 8034/8-8.00+8.50
Mark Walsh 7000/7-7.00-7.00
Henry Brooke 6002/6-6.00-6.00
Sean Bowen 4003/4-4.00-4.00
Danny Cook 3000/3-3.00-3.00
Robert Dunne 3023/3-3.00+16.75
Adam Wedge 3000/3-3.00-3.00
Nico de Boinville 2000/2-2.00-2.00
Harry Cobden 2001/2-2.00-2.00
Jack Kennedy 2012/2-2.00+3.50
Mr P W Mullins 2000/2-2.00-2.00
Tom Bellamy 1000/1-1.00-1.00
James Best 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Rachel Blackmore 1000/1-1.00-1.00
James Bowen 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Mr J J Codd 1011/1-1.00+1.50
Sam Coltherd 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Mark Enright 1000/1-1.00-1.00
David Noonan 1001/1-1.00-1.00
J J Slevin 1000/1-1.00-1.00
L P Dempsey 0000/00.000.00
Lizzie Kelly 0000/00.000.00
Paddy Kennedy 0000/00.000.00
Danny Mullins 0000/00.000.00
David Mullins 0000/00.000.00
Andrew Ring 0000/00.000.00
**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 the jockeys who currently have a ride in the 2019 Grand National and their record for the past 22 years for rides over the national fences so includes the Becher, Fox Hunters, Sefton, Topham and Grand National:
JockeyRunnersWinsPlacedCompletedWin LSPEach Way LSP
Mr Sam Waley-Cohen 326823/32+37.33+40.07
Ruby Walsh 315820/31+12.00+11.69
Barry Geraghty 304622/30+35.00+26.75
Tom OBrien 353518/35+7.00+6.73
Sam Twiston-Davies 273214/27+1.00-3.46
Tom Scudamore 432423/43-8.00-11.75
Paddy Brennan 402825/40-12.00-4.84
Davy Russell 292116/29+33.00+14.13
Daryl Jacob 272716/27+20.00+33.00
Sean Bowen 10217/10+3.500.00
Harry Cobden 4203/4+62.00+38.00
Richard Johnson 451822/45-30.00-20.06
Aidan Coleman 291111/29-22.50-19.94
Denis ORegan 221611/22-13.50-6.28
Robbie Power 161210/16+18.00+11.88
Henry Brooke 16126/16+5.00+2.50
Mr J J Codd 10115/10-7.12-5.37
Robert Dunne 6136/6-0.50+22.08
Derek Fox 5103/5+10.00+4.75
James Best 3102/3+8.00+4.25
Richie McLernon 21025/21-21.00-14.70
Paul Townend 16017/16-16.00-13.75
Mark Walsh 8001/8-8.00-8.00
Mr P W Mullins 7013/7-7.00-4.00
Danny Cook 6002/6-6.00-6.00
Tom Bellamy 5001/5-5.00-5.00
Adam Wedge 4000/4-4.00-4.00
Nico de Boinville 4011/4-4.00-2.00
James Bowen 4001/4-4.00-4.00
Sam Coltherd 4003/4-4.00-4.00
Jack Kennedy 3012/3-3.00+2.50
Mark Enright 3011/3-3.00-0.75
Rachel Blackmore 2000/2-2.00-2.00
David Noonan 2002/2-2.00-2.00
J J Slevin 2001/2-2.00-2.00
L P Dempsey 1001/1-1.00-1.00
Lizzie Kelly 1000/1-1.00-1.00
Danny Mullins 1011/1-1.00+2.25
Paddy Kennedy 0000/00.000.00
David Mullins 0000/00.000.00
Andrew Ring 0000/00.000.00

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)

Barry Geraghty

Ten Year Record:4, P, 9,-, P, UR, 9, F, 4, F, 4
Barry Geraghty has an excellent overall record in the Grand National with a win on Monty's Pass in 2003 and seven other occasions where he has finished in the top six. Barry struggled in the five years prior to last year but finished an excellent 4th on Anibale Fly and will saddle that same runner in 2019. From thirty rides over national fences, Geraghty has completed the race on 73% of those runners.

Daryl Jacob

Ten Year Record:UR, UR, 6, 12, -, 12, 1, PU, F, -
Daryl Jacob won the Grand National on Neptune Collonges in 2012 and completed the course in six of his first eight rides however has failed to finish the last two. Jacob has an excellent record generally over the National fences with two wins, seven places and 16 completed rides from 27 rides. In 2019 Jacob will be teaming up with Valtor for Nicky Henderson.

Sorry. Valtor is not running in the 2020 Grand National
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Sam Waley-Cohen

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 Topham and 1 Becher Chase) but has yet to win The Grand National but has finished 5th, 4th and 2nd.

Robbie Power

Ten Year Record:10, 8, 4, 13, -, PU, UR, F, -, F
Robbie Power has completed the last four Grand Nationals and overall has completed seven of his eleven rides in the race which is a very good completion rate, in addition, he has completed in three of his five other rides over the national fences too. He won the race back in 2007 on Silver Birch and will once again be teaming up with Elliot this year with Jury Duty

Sean Bowen

Ten Year Record:PU, 12, 15, 11, -, -, -, -, -, -
Youngster Sean Bowen has already competed in four grand nationals and has completed in three of those. He has had the experience of ten rides over national fences and has picked up two wins in the Sefton (2016 & 2018). His completion rate stands at 70% which includes in addition to those two wins a third in the Sefton and a fifth in the Topham. He teams up with Gordon Elliott this year with a ride on Monbeg Notorious

Sorry. Monbeg Notorious is not running in the 2020 Grand National
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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?

Richard Johnson

Ten Year Record:-, -, PU, F, 2, 15, 12, PU, 9, 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 What's Up Boys, Johnson has rarely looked like winning the National despite being on a number of well-fancied mounts. Johnson rides Rock The Kasbah this year. Rock The Kasbah

Tom Scudamore

Ten Year Record:9, 6, UR, 9, 12, 11, F, -, F, 16
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 seventeen Grand National rides. Scudamore will be hoping its third time lucky this year from his mount, Vieux Lion Rouge

Sorry. Vieux Lion Rouge is not running in the 2020 Grand National
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Richie McLernon

Ten Year Record:-, 15, F, PU, F, UR, 2, F, F, -
Richie McLernon has failed to finish in six of his eight grand national rides, he has been unshipped from the saddle in five of those. He has had a total of twenty-one rides over the national fences and has completed in just five on those. He rides Minella Rocco in the 2019 grand national.

Sorry. Minella Rocco is not running in the 2020 Grand National
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Aidan Coleman

Ten Year Record:P, 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 has failed to complete the Grand National course eight of his last ten 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.

18+Gamble Aware

Odds are correct at time of publishing but are subject to change



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