Thursday, July 13, 2006

Jump Jockeys Derby

Several top drawer jump jockeys including Richard Johnson, Timmy Murphy and Paddy Brennan have the chance to ride the Derby course at Epsom this evening in the Sodexho Prestige Jump Jockeys Derby Handicap.

A competitive race it looks as well.

Philip Hobbs' Fair Along is likely to start favourite, the horse having finished second in the Triumph hurdle at Cheltenham in March.

Whatever happens, quizmasters up and down the country will be able to ask 'Who was the last jump jockey to ride a Derby winner?'

1 comment:

GeeDee said...

Tom Scudamore won the jump jockeys Derby aboard the appropriately named 10/1 shot Great View.

I can confidently assert that's a race his father never won.