Jockey Russell jumped at ambassador role

TOP jump jockey Davy Russell is set to follow in the footsteps of champion trainer Willie Mullins and jockey Barry Geraghty after being announced as HRI's National Hunt Ambassador for the 2011/12 season.

Known as the most progressive jump jockey in the Irish weighing room, Davy's new role will see him giving an in-depth, behind the scenes look at his quest to be Champion National Hunt Jockey.

Sporting a thick moustache in support of Movember, alongside colleagues David Casey and Andrew McNamara, Davy said he was over the moon to be taking over from Geraghty as ambassador.

"I am very keen to do anything that can help out the promotion of racing and bring it more into the spotlight and so I was thrilled to be asked to be HRI's National Hunt Ambassador for this season," he said.