Ruby Walsh has addressed concerns over his form for the first time, saying: “When you’re winning, you’re a hero. When you’re losing, you’re a villain.”
The all-time leading Cheltenham Festival jockey has been beaten on six favourites in his past 11 rides.
Walsh, 39 – who is number one jockey for Irish trainer Willie Mullins – had four consecutive falls in November.
But he told Paddy Power News: “I’m going a lot better than I was this time last year.”
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Source BBC News