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Eden Jon 24th Jul 2012 - 16:57

Top Jockey & Trainer betting updates

Hughes now odds-on for jockey title

William Hill has for the first time this year gone odds-on about Richard Hughes for the Flat Jockeys' Championship, with Hannon's stable jockey in turn displacing Ryan Moore at the head of the betting.

Hughes had been cut to even-money from 5-4 last night following a double at Windsor, and support has this afternoon seen his odds trimmed further to 10-11.

Moore, who stands on 80 winners so far, has been eased to 11-10 from 8-11, even though he currently stands at nine winners ahead of his rival.

William Hill spokeswoman Lucy Rhodes "Richard Hughes lost out when desperately close to taking his first title a couple of years ago and will be gunning to make amends this time around. He's riding out of his skin at the moment and the deficit between himself and Ryan Moore is decreasing by the day"

Flat Jockeys' Championship: 10-11 Richard Hughes, 11-10 Ryan Moore, 6-1 William Buick


Nicholls eased as Fry goes it alone

Paul Nicholls's former apprentice Harry Fry - who is credited with assisting in the training of Champion Hurdle hero Rock On Ruby - is to take up his own trainers' licence and branch out under his own name ahead of the new National Hunt season.

As a result, William Hill has eased Paul Nicholls to 15-8 from 6-4 for the National Hunt Trainers' Championship, while shortening Nicky Henderson to 4-9 from 4-7.

Hills quote 5-6 Fry will train 16 or more winners this season and a further 50-1 he will win the trainers' title within the next five years.

National Hunt Trainers' Championship 2012/13: 4-9 Nicky Henderson (from 4-7), 15-8 Paul Nicholls (from 6-4), 12-1 Donald McCain, 50-1 Alan King, David Pipe, Jonjo O'Neill, Philip Hobbs

Harry Fry - number of winners in the 2012/13 National Hunt season: 5-6 15 winners or less, 16 winners or more 5-6

Harry Fry to win the National Hunt Trainers' Championship within the next five years (up to and incl 2016/17 season): 50-1


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