Mark Walsh Booked Rides & Odds

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Mark Walsh is the fourth favourite on betting sites in the Cheltenham Festival Top Jockey market, with the capable rider having bagged eight winners at this meeting in the past.

It’s likely that we will see Walsh in the winners’ enclosure at least once this season, with this experienced rider having been successful in the Stayers’ Hurdle with Sire Du Berlais in 2023.

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Mystical Power – Supreme Novices Hurdle - 1.30 Tuesday

Walsh will be on board one of the leading Willie Mullins-trained horses in the first race of the Cheltenham Festival, with the five-year-old having landed a consecutive hat-trick of wins this season.

The runner was last seen winning at Punchestown in mid-January when obliging by seven lengths against three other horses, with that coming in the Grade 2 Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle.

He will have to produce a strong performance to get the better of stablemates Ballyburn and Tullyhill, with the former trading as strong favourite to win the Supreme.

Fact To File – Brown Advisory Novices' Chase - 2.10 Wednesday

Walsh is likely to enjoy the benefit of riding for Willie Mullins at the Festival and there’s every reason to suggest a success is on the cards with Fact To File.

The horse will line up as favourite on horse racing betting sites to win the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase and the seven-year-old has recorded back to back successes leading up to this race, with the latest of these coming at the Dublin Racing Festival.

Previously to this, there was a 17-length triumph in a beginners’ chase, with the horse potentially being sent off at odds-on here.

Iroko - Turners Novices' Chase - 1.30 Thursday

Mark Walsh not only rides for Willie Mullins but also leading owner JP McManus and he’s been given the chance to ride Iroko in the Turners. 

The six-year-old is trained by Oliver Greenall & Josh Guerriero, with the horse winning his only outing this season.

Sent off as the 11/10 favourite in the Stan Mellor Memorial Novices' Chase at Warwick, there was a three-length success and that came after winning the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle at the Festival last year.

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Majborough – Triumph Hurdle - 1.30 Friday

Walsh will once again don the gold and green silks when it comes to the first race on Day Four of the meeting, with the jockey on board a horse who is trading as second favourite on betting apps to win the Triumph Hurdle.

Majborough finished third in his last outing when running in the McCann FitzGerald Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown, with the horse now bidding to lower the colours of favourite Sir Gino and the bookies certainly respect his chances.

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Dinoblue - Mares Chase - 4.50 Friday

There’s a fair chance that Walsh will already have a win or two under his belt by the time that this race comes around, although Dinoblue will be a reassuring ride for the jockey as the Festival reaches its end.

The seven-year-old is regarded as the one to beat and is currently trading at around the even money mark, with the horse having run in esteemed company at the Dublin Racing Festival. 

Finishing eight lengths behind El Fabiolo in the Ladbrokes Dublin Chase is a smart piece of form and the horse will be a warm order for this mares’ race.

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