Ruby Walsh will more than likely be the only name you consider when thinking of the Top Jockey at Cheltenham for the 2018 Festival but there are many more options to choose from this year that may surprise you. Rising up through the ranks and probably a better value bet than a bet on the Cheltenham Gold Cup is Jack Kennedy.

Jack is heir apparent to the top crown on the saddle and having performed some horse acrobatics whilst clinging on to Robin Des Mana in December he’s undoubtedly shown he’s got the right stuff. He will be going up against Walsh, Geraghty and Russell for the crown this year and even if he’s not successful this year, he will surely win it in years to come.