Flat Jockeys’ Championship 2020 Odds and Preview – Champion favourite to defend his title at 11/10 with Bet365

Tudhope trying to make up for last season's near miss

The British Horseracing Authority is making increasingly encouraging noises about the planned return of the sport in the UK on June 1.
More than 360 horses have been entered for the 10 races scheduled at Newcastle on the opening day and the BHA will gradually increase the number of meetings thereafter if all goes well.
Final government approval is still required but that is looking to be a formality as they give the green light for other businesses to open with safety restrictions in place. Racing will be behind closed doors at the outset but its return is a massive boost for bookmakers and punters will be able to bet online.

2020 Flat Jockeys’ Championship Best Odds

Oisin Murphy 11/10
Silvestre De Sousa and Danny Tudhope 13/2
Tom Marquand 16/1
Jim Crowley and Ben Curtis 25/1
William Buick and Jason Watson 33/1
Hollie Doyle 50/1
James Doyle 66/1
100/1 and Upwards Others
(Odds correct at 13.30 BST May 26, 2020)
Horse Racing Betting at Bet365

OISIN MURPHY was the champion in 2019 with 168 winners.
The season will run again until October but Murphy is unlikely to match that total in 2020 having already missed two months.
Retained by Qatar Racing, he’ll be getting the leg-up on plenty of good horses and has always been amenable to riding for ‘outside’ sources but best odds of 11/10 with Bet365 look very short given a jockey is never more than one bad fall, on the track or the gallops, away from a spell on the sidelines.
DANNY TUDHOPE made Murphy fight out all the way until the final few days of the last campaign and he will fully utilising his contacts on the northern circuit again to ensure he has a full book of rides whenever possible. David O’Meara is a big supporters and a big fan and his yard will be providing plenty of choice rides with last year’s runner-up priced up at 13/2 on Betfair.
Three-times champion SILVESTRE DE SOUSA is also a best 13/2 and Paddy Power seem to be out of sync with other bookmakers offering odds on the Flat Jockeys’ Championship.
De Sousa seems determined to wrest back his crown this year and will be first choice for several powerful stables this summer, including Mark Johnston.
TOM MARQUAND has been globe-trotting during the coronavirus pandemic, observing local quarantines of course.
A graduate of the Richarnd Hannon academy, he’s won some big races in Australia this spring and is riding at the top of his game. As more trainers become aware of his talents, there should be no shortage of rides in the UK this season and Marquand’s supporters could also be a beneficiary of Paddy Power’s benevolence by taking the 16/1.

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