Russell odds-on for Jockeys' Championship
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Russell, runner-up five times before winning his first title last season, is currently seven winners ahead of Walsh (73-66) at the head of the Jockeys' Championship with third placed Paul Townend on 48 winners.
Russell is best priced at 4/5 (Stan James) with Walsh generally an 11/10 chance. Barry Geraghty is next best at 20/1 along with 2011/12 winner Townend and twice Champion Paul Carberry (currently with 38 winners).
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