It’s only early in the jump racing season, but several jockeys are showing themselves as forces to be reckoned with at Fontwell Park. We thought we’d take a look at the five leading jockeys, who have already established themselves at our course as front runners this season.
Tabitha Worsley – Despite only having four runs at Fontwell Park this season, she’s secured two wins, giving her a very impressive winning rate of 50%. These wins were secured on Black Lightning and Follow The Paint, trained by Nick Gifford and Miss L. Horsfall respectively. After a nasty fall in 2017 where she broke her back, it’s great to see her back in the saddle and just as competitive as before.
Aidan Coleman – Established jump jockey Aidan Coleman achieved his 1000th win this season, making him the 8th jump jockey ever to have completed this incredible feat. Two of said wins were achieved at Fontwell Park on Adrrastos for Jamie Snowden and Marlyn Munroe for Anthony Hunnyball. These results contributed to his impressive success rate of 22% this season.
Richard Johnson – Johnson, who has ridden in the Grand National a record-breaking total of 21 times, took the double on 12th June on Out for Justice and A Book Of Intrigue in his third ever jump race. The partnership of jockey and horse, who won their previous race at Bangor-On-Dee Racecourse look promising for this season, although in there last run the Out for Justice was pulled up before the last.
Leighton Aspell – Irish jockey Leighton Aspell has had a total of 12 wins this season including two at Fontwell on West Coast Flyer and Cervado Mix both trained by Oliver Sherwood. He won the grand national with 25-1 odds in 2015, and has had a total of 12 wins this season.
Jamie Moore – Out of his 4 wins secured this season, 2 have been at Fontwell Park, on Corrie Lake for Suzy Best and Not Never for Gary Moore. He more recently won at Newton Abbot on the 9-year-old De Plotting Shed. He’s a fairly local rider, coming from Brighton, so it’s great to see him have success at Fontwell Park