Sun Racing Awards 2021: Matt Chapman & Cos bester Jockey, beste Fahrt, größter Flop & Eine Sache, von der wir hoffen, dass wir sie nie wieder sehen

WHAT a season it has been on and off the track for punters in 2021.

We had a Cheltenham behind closed doors, a trailblazing winner of the Grand National and a truly epic Flat jockey title fight for the ages.

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There was an 80-1 winner of the Arc, Charlie Appleby demolishing all before him and a bullying case that split the sport in two.

Quite a lot to take stock of… but that’s exactly what Sun Racing’s writers have done with their 2021 awards.

Read on to see what our experts thought of all the actionand what theyre looking forward to in 2022.

Matt Chapman

Best jockey

William Buick has improved leaps and bounds in the last couple of seasons and his BreedersCup successes on Yibir, Space Blues and Modern Games were absolutely top class.

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Bash bookies with these three picks including a standout 11-1 shot at Ludlow

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Bash bookies with these three picks including a standout 11-1 shot at Ludlow

Best ride

Easy for me here. The pressure was on Tom O’Brien aboard Thyme Hill in the staying hurdle at Aintree after regular partner Richard Johnson had retired.

He delivered in the best fashion, with a power-packed effort for the master Philip Hobbs.

Best race

For pure joy of the relatively ‘small girlbeating big boys it has to be Lady Bowthorpe landing the Nassau at Goodwood.

Owner Emma Banks was terrific in victory and trainer William Jarvis was crying before, during and for hours after the race.

Kieran Shoemark also banged in his first Group 1.

Biggest flop

Chacun Pour Soi in the Queen Mother Champion Chase. I defended him to the hilt and continue to do so. But he’s even testing my patience!

One thing we hope we never see again

Oisin Murphy apologising for anything…

What we look forward to the most in 2022

Shishkin bolting up in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

Steve Mullen (Templegate)

Best jockey

As someone old enough to remember the fuss made when a ‘lady jockeyeven tried to ride in the Grand National, it’s great that two women led the way this year.

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Hollie Doyle has been fantastic on the Flat with a Group 1 success for good measure.

But jumps racing needed a superstar jockey and Rachael Blackmore stepped up.

Her performances at Cheltenham were good enough but she went and topped it by winning the National.

Brilliant stuff and she’s a great character too.

Best ride

A 3m Class 4 chase at Hexham doesn’t normally get the heart fluttering but the effort Sean Quinlan put in to win on For Jim really is the ride of 2021.

He was tailed off turning for home and most jockeys would have been pulling him up.

But plucky Quinlan kept pushing away and he eventually picked off his rivals one by one to strike on the line.

Never before has £3,800 prize money been harder won!

Best race

Maybe not the greatest race but the most exciting for me was the battle between Dragon Symbol and Campanelle in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot.

It came after a downpour so the ground was bottomless and these two speedsters went toe-to-toe right to the line.

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It was decided in the Stewards’ room where Frankie Dettori persuaded them to reverse the placings and give Campanelle the race.

Even the Italian knew he was lucky but that second battle only drew the excitement out further.

Biggest flop

The Breeders’ Cup was held at Del Mar in California, a track so tight that a big-boned greyhound would struggle to get round.

And it played out like your average dog meeting with front-runners winning most of the races.

For the self-styled world championships it was a poor spectacle. Maybe hold it at Monmore Green next year – it’s a more galloping track.

One thing we hope we never see again

Racecourses with no crowds is the obvious one, but it would be nice not to see leading trainers giving peace signs while sitting on dead horses too.

What we look forward to the most in 2022

I can’t wait for next year’s Champion Chase and hope the main players all get there in one piece. The thought of Shiskin crossing swords with Energumene keeps you warm on many a dark night.

Jack Keene

Best jockey

William Buick pushed Oisin Murphy all the way in the jockeysrace and won 12 Gruppe 1 races around the world. He was dominant.

Best ride

Bryony Frost’s front-running ride aboard Frodon to win at Down Royal in October, against the back-drop of the bullying scandal, was epic.

Best race

Poetic Flare won a thriller in the 2000 Guineas back in May, beating Master Of The Seas by a short-head with Lucky Vega just a neck away in third.

Biggest flop

Bolshoi Ballet was billed as Aidan O’Brien’s next superstar going into the Derby, but he was well-beaten and became a massive disappointment.

One thing we hope we never see again

The Frost-Dunne bullying saga has brought shame on the sport. Hopefully things are going to change for the better going forward.

What we look forward to the most in 2022

A couple of Charlie Appleby-trained monsters who could dominate on the Flatnamely Coroebus and Native Trailand crowds returning to the Cheltenham Festival.

Callum Jamieson

Best jockey

Marco Ghiani. A breath of fresh air on and off the track, the young Italian was champion apprentice and heads into his first full turf season without a claim. That shouldn’t stop him continuing his rise.

Best ride

Adam Wedge. Secret Reprieve’s Welsh National win had the lot. A broken rein, a jockey that had suffered two nasty tumbles and a Welsh-trained winner.

Best race

Cotswold Chase. One time the lack of crowds really hit home.

Can you imagine the ovation former Gold Cup champ Native River would have got for kicking up the Sandown hill and providing the Tizzards with a rare moment to savour in a horrible 2021.

Biggest flop

Santa Barbara. Yes she won two Grade 1s, but we were told repeatedly she was the best thing since sliced bread. Her season was a damp squib when it mattered.

One thing we hope we never see again

Bullying and bickering. The Robbie Dunne saga was ugly from start to finish and might not be done if an appeal is lodged. And for God’s sake, can trainers, owners and the BHA just grow up, put your egos aside and get on.

What we look forward to the most in 2022

Cheltenham. After last year’s Festival Oasis, the crowds will be back at Prestbury Park like never before (hopefully).

The Brits look to have a stronger team going into March and let’s hope this means things are more competitive on the track, auch.

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