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2018 Stobart Flat Jockeys Championship Odds – Horse Racing

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The 2018 Stobart Flat Jockeys Championship runs this year from May 5 to October 20. I must say, I'm not a fan of partitioning off sections of any bona fide full season for purposes of awarding titles. It's like saying we're not going to count the August of a Premier League season, or matches played in May. I can see the sense in having separate championships for the All-Weather and Turf seasons in the UK but the Flat season proper started with the Lincoln in March and ends with the November Handicap at Doncaster in, funnily enough, November. Why jockeys', and trainers' for that matter, hard work for 10 weeks of the year should count for nought in statistical terms seems grossly unfair, especially for those not tied to big stables or backed by wealthy owners. However, that didn't prevent Silvestre De Sousa from being crowned champion jockey again in 2017, two years after he first won the title. The Brazilian is a freelance nowadays but has refuted claims that he may not have the hunger for a third title bid. Hunger is a phenomenon not uncommon to jockeys in general but it doesn't reapply to De Sousa. His natural weight is around 8st, the minimum for riding on the Flat, and fasting has never been a major part of his regime. The 37-year-old was briefly retained jockey for Godolphin but that proved an unfruitful alliance. He's rediscovered his desire for race-riding since severing connections and will again get plenty of rides this season from old mentor Mark Johnston so it is understandable why bookmakers have installed him as their odds-on favourite to retain his title (1/2 with Betway). To be honest, his only serious rival looks to be Andrea Atzeni (a best 7/1). Born in Sardinia, Atzeni has become the man for the big occasion. Now attached to the Newmarket stables of Roger Varian, he also gets plenty of outside rides. He's 10 years younger than De Sousa and 2018 probably represents his best chance yet to become champion jockey, though only if he applies himself to finding rides up and down the country. There are other more well-known names in the betting to become 2018 Stobart Flat Jockey Champion but Jim Crowley is going to be claimed by his retainer Hamdan al-Maktoum on most occasions and the 2016 champion is 10/1 with Betway to regain his crown. Ryan Moore (a general 14/1) will again divide his time between Ireland and the UK riding for Ballydoyle while William Buick (20/1 with William Hill) is rarely seen riding in the colours of any owner apart from Godolphin, who pick and choose carefully where they send their horses and also employ James Doyle (40/1 with Betway) on a full-time basis.

2018 Stobart Flat Jockeys Championship Best Odds

Silvestre De Sousa 1/2, Andrea Atzeni 7/1, Jim Crowley 11/1, Ryan Moore, William Buick and Danny Tudhope 20/1, Oisin Murphy 25/1, Adam Kirby 33/1, James Doyle and Luke Morris 50/1, Paul Hanagan, Joe Fanning and Pat Cosgrave 66/1, Fran Berry, Josephine Gordon, David Egan, Frankie Dettori, PJ McDonald, Jamie Spencer and Kieran Shoemark 100/1

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Stobart 2017 Flat Jockeys’ Title Betting – Horse Racing Odds

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The Betway Lincoln gets the 2017 Turf Flat season off to a flying start on Saturday (more on that later this week) so now may be a good time to look at the runners in this year's Flat Jockeys' Title race. In days gone by, the jockeys' championship was decided between the Lincoln in March and the November Handicap, also staged at Doncaster in the autumn. But nowadays the competitions runs between the middle of April and the middle of October. Jim Crowley was a surprise winner in 2016, finishing 16 winners ahead of Brazilian Silvestre De Sousa with that pair well ahead of the rest. But the competition is potentially more intriguing this year with the return of former champion Paul Hanagan. Hanagan won the title in 2010 and 2011 but then went off to ride for Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum. That job has come to an end and Hanagan is now back in the UK full time and has already been promised plenty of rides for former boss Richard Fahey. Though Tony Hamilton is also employed by Fahey, he'll be under no illusions that Hanagan will get the pick of the rides at Musley Bank. He can still ride at 8st 2lb and it's no surprise that Unibet have put him in their betting to be 2017 Flat Jockey champion at a best 9/4. Unibet are one of Europe's biggest betting operators as well. They have built their reputation on quality products, great odds and innovative approaches to online betting. They offer plenty of live streams and they can boast one of the coolest and most extensive live in-play betting portals around. Throw in a spattering of great promotions on a regular basis and you have such a solid overall product with Unibet. Unibet offer a £30 welcome bonus offer for new customers. This is a risk-free first wager offer from Unibet inviting you to get started with them and it is easy to get your hands on. Simply go and sign up with the bookmaker and get the "Bonus Money" refunded up to £30 if your first bet loses! You can bet on a wide variety of sports to trigger this offer, and you don't need any code for it or anything. Basically if your first bet loses you get the bonus and you can them withdraw your stake as well as any winnings from subsequent bets after completing the following requirements. To get your refunded stake withdrawn, you need to wager your bonus money 3 times over. So, for example if your first bet of £10 loses, Unibet will credit you £10 instantly as bonus money. You need to place three subsequent bets of £10 to make your original stake and all associated winnings withdrawable - only bets with odds of 2/5 or higher count. De Sousa may well have repeated his 2016 title win last year had he not suffered a 12-day suspension at one of the busiest times of the year. He'll be determined to put matters right this year and is 7/4 with Unibet and others. Crowley has inherited Hanagan's job with Hamdan Al Maktoum so it's unlikely he'll be in contention for this year's crown as he'll have to go where his retainer sends him - I wouldn't entertain his best 8/1 quote. Ryan Moore will be similarly restricted in where he rides over the summer so I couldn't have the 10/1 about the three-times champion either, nor an interest in either Andrea Atzeni or William Buick. It might be worth backing both De Sousa and Hanagan at the current odds as this year's title race looks a match unless someone like Danny Tudhope (66/1) gets off to a flier and starts picking up outside rides over the season.

Stobart Flat Jockey's Championship 2017 Current Odds

Silvestre De Sousa (7/4), Paul Hanagan (9/4), Jim Crowley (8/1), Ryan Moore and Andrea Atzeni (10/1), William Buick, Adam Kirby and Fran Berry (20/1), James Doyle and Oisin Murphy (25/1), Frankie Dettori and Luke Morris (50/1), Jamie Spencer and Danny Tudhope (66/1)
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Stobart Flat Jockeys Championship 2016 – Horse Racing Betting

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From Lester Piggott, through Kieren Fallon and onwards to Ryan Moore. British champion jockeys, on the Flat at least, have hardly proved an overly communicative bunch. Piggott had an excuse in that he was partially deaf but others have actually hidden rather than talk to the press. Nowadays, of course, they can't do that if they want to remain on the right side of the BHA. With Moore, there may be a genuine shyness but he's been around the racing scene long enough to learn how to talk to the media in sentences of more than three words! Probably the most famous of a modern racing dynasty, the three-times champion is 33 this year and bidding to win his first Flat Racing Championship since 2008. He's reached his century every season since 2004, peaking with 192 winners six years ago. Moore rode the winners of both the English 2000 and 1000 Guineas last year and the word is he'll be travelling the length and breadth of the country this year in an attempt to wrest back the title so it's no surprise that he's attracted support in ante-post betting to be Champion Jockey in 2016. Currently, bet365 are biggest at 7/4. Reigning champion Silvestre De Sousa remains favourite, however (6/4 with Betfred), though the Brazilian believes he will have a real battle on his hands. A freelance, he knows that he's dependent on owners' and trainers' loyalty and accepts that those with stronger connections could threaten his dominance. William Buick finished second in the title race in 2015 and he and James Doyle will be getting plenty of good rides from employer Godolphin. Andrea Atzeni and Paul Hanagan are others guaranteed to receive plenty of support. Graham Lee showed a willingness to travel all over the country last year and the former jump jockey is popular among northern trainers with Luke Morris will be hoping to build on another successful all-weather campaign.

Stobart Flat Jockey Championship Best Odds

SilvestreDe Sousa (6/4), Ryan Moore (7/4), William Buick (10/1), James Doyle and Paul Hanagan (16/1), Andrea Atzeni (20/1), Graham Lee (40/1), Jim Crowley and Luke Morris (50/1), Pat Dobbs and Oisin Murphy (66/1), Tom Marquand (100/1), Frankie Dettori (150/1) De Sousa's big advantage over many of his rivals is that his minimum riding weight is eight stone so he can take mounts that others have to forego. The 2016 Stobart Flat Jockeys Championship no longer runs from March to November but is decided by who has ridden most winners of both Flat and All Weather races taking place from early May to mid-October.
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Flat Jockeys’ Championship 2013 – Horse Racing Betting

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The new British Flat season started on Friday but was then just as quickly stopped again by the snow which means we still have a chance to weigh up the betting for the Flat Jockeys' Championship. Two names dominate the betting with defending champion Richard Hughes preferred to Ryan Moore. Hughes (a best 4/5 with bet365, Coral, Ladbrokes and William Hill) had 57 more winners than Moore in 2012 but the latter had to endure a season ravaged by injuries and you would expect him to come back strongly this year. He is 7/2 with Coral, Ladbrokes, Stan James and William Hill but unlike Hughes, who will get the pick of Richard Hannon's stable, may have to work harder for outside rides. His chief provider, Sir Michael Stoute, possibly doesn't have the ammunition he once did. Silvestre De Sousa, who will ride most of Godolphin's runners in the UK this year and should still pick up a few rides for old guv'nor Mark Johnston, can still make 7st12lb so shouldn't be short of mounts. He was runner-up to Hughes last year and is 8/1 to go one better in 2013 with Stan James while John Gosden's stable jockey William Buick is 11/1 with the same layers. Buick managed 123 winners last year but his main retainer tends to concentrate on quality rather than quality and any title challenge will suffer as a result. Paul Hanagan, winner of the title in 2010 and 2011, is now retained by Hamdan Al Maktoum and the switch to Newmarket last season saw his win return diminish. He's 33/1 with BetVictor and Stan James to reclaim his title but I'd rather take a long look at Graeme Lee, who may well have replaced Hanagan as the most stylish jock on the northern circuit. Very few jockeys are able to make the switch from riding over jumps to the Flat but Lee has accomplished the change of style and regime with ease and will be a busy man over the coming months. He is 14/1 with Paddy Power and Stan James to show up the southern boys while Jim Crowley, another convert from jumps to the Flat, is 100/1 with Stan James. Kieren Fallon has said he still harbours hopes of another title but you've got to question whether the weighing room veteran still has the energy to keep at the top of his game at two meetings a day throughout the summer. The bookmakers clearly don't think so as he can be backed at 50/1 with Boylesports, Paddy Power and Stan James having managed less the half of the winner that champion Hughes rode last year.
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Frankie Dettori Specials – Horse Racing Betting

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Frankie Dettori in Godolphin's royal blue silks is one of the most iconic images in racing but there have been indications over the last couple of years that everything in the Dubai garden was no longer rosy and the Italian will split with Sheikh Mohammed's multi-million dollar organisation at the end of the year. At 41, Dettori is in the twilight of his career but it still must have come as a shock to discover he was no longer guaranteed the best rides for his retainer. That honour will go to Mickael Barzalona from 2013 - he's already ridden two classic winners in England. There may be a job as first rider for Sheikh Fahad, the Qatari royal who has ploughed a large fortune into racing over the past the last three years, though another rumour says that Jamie Spencer has already accepted that post. Paddy Power have priced up Dettori at 4/1 to switch to Irish bloodstock giant Coolmore but that would make it impossible for him to fulfill his dream of recapturing the British jockeys' title and it's unlikely trainer Aidan O'Brien would take kindly to seeing his son Joseph jocked off,  though the 19-year-old's size is increasingly going to mean he can't make the weight on some of the stable stars. He was too heavy to ride Camelot in this year's Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe, for example, when Frankie stepped in. Dettori rode 110 Group One winners among 943 winners for Godolphin in his 18 years as principal jockey. Those included Arc victories on Sakhee and Marienbard as well as Dubai Millennium's success in the 2000 Dubai World Cup. He will continue in his job until the end of the calendar year but, at present, is planning to turn freelance after that. Silvestre De Sousa will ride as back-up to Barzalona. Ladbrokes make Frankie a 14/1 chance to win next year's jockey's championship. De Sousa is 6/1 with Stan James and champion-elect Richard Hughes 5/4 with bet365 to triumph again in 2013.  You can have 3/1 that Dettori rides a UK classic winner with Ladbrokes and he's 4/6 with Paddy Power to ride a Group 1 winner in either the UK or Ireland.
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