Who is Brian Hughes? Top rider going for champion jockey with Richard Johnson on the sidelines

BRIAN HUGHES is in the running to become this year's champion jockey.

Hughes is beginning to pull clear in the championship after his main rival – Richard Johnson – was forced onto the sidelines with a broken arm.

How far clear is Brian Hughes in the jockeys championship?

As of the 28th January, Hughes currently has 9 more winners than Johnson although that is expected to increase plenty by the time Johnson is back in the saddle.

Who will Brian Hughes be riding at the Cheltenham Festival?

The declarations are yet to be made but we'll let you know as soon as they're in.

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