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It’s probably been around as long as mankind has sat on horses. Horseracing is as popular today as it ever was. The famous winners become household names. Well, at least the names of the horses. We recall Red Rum but not who rode it. So, it’s nice to see this Christmas, online sportsbook sites in the UK like Bet365 offer up prices on the riders for a change. So let’s look at the 2021 Jockey Championship odds available for both National Hunt and the Flat racing season.
Right. Look. In discussion of the 2021 Jockey championship odds, no one is taking anything away from the animals. Of the horse and rider combination, the horses are definitely getting the raw end of the stirrup. They do all the work, get little reward and, over the jumps, take most of the risks. We’re yet to see a jockey shot at the third fence because he’s beyond hope. But, whilst it is only right the horses receive the lion share of the plaudits the jockeys do deserve some too.
Likewise, unwritten UK gambling laws make it the horses we all wager on. The industry is just set up that way. But it doesn’t mean we can’t back a jockey sometimes. Indeed whilst we happily bet on horseracing week in week out. Focused on the horses. We can also have an overarching bet on a jockey. Those 2021 Jockey championship odds apply to the full season. So it’s all too race for right till the end. But just who is in the running next year to lift these precious trophies?
Bet On The Rider Not Runner In This Novelty Wager
Typically a jockey is the short person who, at race’s end, talks incomprehensibly to a microphone. Often the jockey is still mounted and out of breath. Add to that a thick rural or regional accent and they could be saying anything. This means that with very few exceptions jockeys don’t have particularly memorable personalities. So, it could be hard for you to pick a winner from among the 2021 Jockey Championship odds. The trick, as they say, is not to mind.
Flat 2021 Jockey Championship Odds
- Tudhope – 33/1
- J Doyle – 33/1
- Moore – 33/1
- Crowley – 33/1
- Curtis – 12/1
- De Sousa – 12/1
- H Doyle – 10/1
- Marquand – 6/1
- Buick – 2/1
- Murphy – 5/4
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One has to treat this as a thing apart. Research into a particular horse isn’t too difficult these days. But jockeys are less predictable than even horses are. So this is more a novelty wager than a serious bet on sports in the UK next year. The 2021 Jockey Championship odds are a disposable piece of fun to keep an eye one over the months ahead. They’re not a serious bet based on analysis. Nor can they be. Not with things as they are. There are too many odd external factors.
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So with our less than sensible Christmas trousers on we can approach this as a light-hearted punt. The 2021 Jockey Championship odds currently seem to have Murphy and Buick squaring off on the flat. Murphy gets 5/4 putting him ahead but that 2/1 price on Buick is hardly trailing more than a length. Of course with life as it is Marquand on 6/1 or even Doyle at 10/1 are worthy long shots. Lamentably Murphy and Buick may not be available for every race day in the coming year.
Hunt 2021 Jockey Championship Odds
- Jonjo O’Neill Jr – 66/1
- Harry Skelton – 50/1
- Aiden Coleman – 33/1
- Sam Twiston-Davies – 33/1
- Richard Johnson – 8/1
- Harry Cobden – 11/10
- Brian Hughes – 4/5
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The story is similar over the jumps in the National Hunt. The 2021 Jockey Championship odds available at online betting sites in the UK like Bet365, give Brian Hughes the nod at 4/5, however Harry Cobden is right on his shoulder. Some bookies even give him the same price. Although they’re out in front Richard Johnson awaits any pieces that need picking up. So choose up sides in this battle of the boys in silks and grab a bet on horseracing that doesn’t focus on horses.
We take a look at the 2021 Jockey Championship odds to see who’ll win the season next year.