Rachael Blackmore Nailed On For RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year

Rachael Blackmore has edged one closer to Paul Townend in the race to be crowned champion jockey after riding a treble at Kilbeggan on Friday and now punters have backed her into 1/100 for the RTÉ award.

The 2021 Grand National hero now trails defending champion Townend by four, with six more meetings remaining, including the Punchestown Festival so fans of the Tipperary jockey are certain of an RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year title for the 31-year-old star.

Blackmore’s chance of landing the Champion Jockey title was given a further boost on Saturday as she will ride Envoi Allen for the first time on Tuesday

…when he clashes with Monkfish in the Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown.

With a few more majors and the Tokyo Olympics to come, the Queen of Cheltenham could have a battle at the top but big wins will need to come from Shane Lowry and Rory McIlroy (25/1) if they are to come close to her. Any Dublin senior footballer to land the award is a 20/1 chance while boxer Katie Taylor is the closest in pursuit at 12/1.

*Prices correct at time of publication