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Richard Johnson heads betting for riders’ crown as new jumps season begins

| 29.04.2015

Richard Johnson heads Coral’s betting for the National Hunt jockeys’ title at 5-4, ahead of the start of the new season which begins at Newton Abbot tomorrow.  Sam Twiston-Davies is the well-backed 7-4 second favourite, with Tom Scudamore next at 4-1.

“For the first time in almost two decades we start a new National Hunt season with a meaningful market for the jump jockeys’ title, and if the betting proves an accurate guide, both Sam Twiston-Davies and Tom Scudamore will give Richard Johnson a run for his money, although few would surely begrudge the latter a first title having been denied by the great AP McCoy for so many years,” said Coral’s David Stevens.

**National Hunt Jockeys’ Title 2015-16

5-4 Richard Johnson, 7-4 Sam Twiston-Davies, 4 Tom Scudamore, 10 Barry Geraghty, 14 Jason Maguire, 16 Sean Bowen, 33 Aidan Coleman, 50 Brian Hughes


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David Stevens

David joined Coral as PR manager in 2001, having previously worked at the
Racing Post. Now in the role of Head of PR, he is involved in all aspects
of the company's media relations, providing the latest racing betting news , as well as Coral's sponsorship and event
portfolio. A keen sports fan, and long-suffering Portsmouth supporter (the
two are not always connected), when not working he will normally be found
heading south, or east or west, to the sun, and that liking for the sunshine
explains why he will always prefer flat racing to the jumps.