Hughes and Moore lead race to be Glorious Goodwood’s top jockey

Ryan Moore is second favourite to be top jockey at Glorious 2013  Picture by Malcolm Wells

Ryan Moore is second favourite to be top jockey at Glorious 2013 Picture by Malcolm Wells

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Racing UK is sponsoring the Glorious Goodwood top jockey award - and Richard Hughes is 5-4 favourite with Sky Bet to retain his title for the fourth consecutive year.

The leading jockey over the five-day festival will receive a subscription to Racing UK, a £1,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice and a deluxe Goodwood hamper.

As leading rider from last year’s meeting, Hughes will wear the Racing UK blue and white armband for the opening race on Tuesday, the bet365-sponsored one mile and a quarter handicap.

Racing UK’s marketing director Clive Cottrell said: “Racing UK is delighted to sponsor the Glorious Goodwood top jockey award for the fourth year running - as we’re always keen to support and work with the sport’s real ambassadors.”

Hughes’ main title rival is seen as Ryan Moore, the 7-4 second favourite to pick up the award.

Michael Shinners, Sky Bet racing PR manager, said: “Richard Hughes and Ryan Moore have dominated the flat season so far and head the market for the Racing UK Glorious Goodwood top jockey award. Richard Hughes is our favourite given he has a number of fancied runners, highlighted by Toronado in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes.”

Sky Bet latest betting: 5-4 Richard Hughes, 7-4 Ryan Moore, 16 Joseph O’Brien, Tom Queally, William Buick, 22 Johnny Murtagh, Paul Hanagan, 33 Jamie Spencer, Joe Fanning, Kieren Fallon, Silvestre De Sousa.

* Racing UK is the only place to show all 35 races live from Glorious Goodwood (July 30 to August 3), including 15 exclusive to the channel, and are running a special offer to mark the week. Join before 8pm on July 30 (Sky only) and you can watch the first four months half price. To join call 0845 111 0633 and quote Goodwood or visit www.racinguk.com/fourmonths