Barry Geraghty

Two-time winner of the Leading Jockey Award

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Cheltenham Festival winners: 33

Since his first Festival win on Moscow Flyer in the 2002 Arkle Chase, Geraghty has won the Leading Jockey Award twice, with five winners in 2003 and 2012. More tellingly, he has ridden at least two winners in six of the last seven Festivals and this will be the first season that he rides almost exclusively for J P McManus, for whom he won the Champion Hurdle and World Hurdle two years ago after AP McCoy chose wrong.

With 13 of his 33 winners coming when he was first jockey for Nicky Henderson, Geraghty should also have a strong book of mounts this year and can add some handicap plots to the likes of Grade One performers Yanworth and More Of That.