There are certain jockeys that up their game for the Cheltenham Festival and a big race like the Ladbrokes World Hurdle is one of the feature races that all top jockeys want to have down on their CV's as a winner.

Ruby Walsh

Ruby Walsh was the winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Ladbrokes World Hurdle on board Big Bucks and he will be back in 2011 for an attempt at the hat tricks, the win in 2009 was Walsh's first win in the World hurdle but is unlikely to be his last. Walsh is the stable jockey for Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls so is always guaranteed to be on board one of the top contenders in the race and as such is always a jockey to follow not just in this one but throughout the Cheltenham Festival.

Tony McCoy

Tony McCoy is a racing sensation that is a 14 time Champion jockey and in 2009 became the first jockey to record 3000 wins and is always a danger no matter what horse he is on, he seems to be able to get more out of a horse than any other jockey currently in the sport. Quite amazingly, AP has never won a World Hurdle which will be something he will be desperate to put right in 2010 so whoever he rides will be well backed as always.

Barry Geraghty

Barry Gergahty is one of the most respected and best jockeys on the National Hunt circuit today and he is always aboard a real live contender in the World Hurdle and 2010 will now be no different. Barry has won all four big races at Cheltenham including the Gold Cup with Kicking King, the Champion Chase on Moscow Flyer, the Champion Hurdle on Punjabi and of course the World Hurdle on Iris's Gift in 2004. He is also a Grand National winner having won in 2003 on Monty's Pass, he will be a real threat in the 2010 World Hurdle no matter what ride he takes.

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