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Monday 16 October 2017

AP in the wars but still rides way to victory

AP McCoy, after he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for his outstanding contribution to sport at the University of Ulster summer graduations in Coleraine. Picture: Nigel McDowell/University of Ulster/PA Wire.
AP McCoy, after he received an honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) for his outstanding contribution to sport at the University of Ulster summer graduations in Coleraine. Picture: Nigel McDowell/University of Ulster/PA Wire.

CHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy was in the wars at Worcester as he overcame a crunching fall to ride the winner of the following race before standing himself down for the rest of the day.

Partnering Flemenson in the Blazing Savills Handicap Hurdle, McCoy appeared to have the race in the bag when his mount dived at the second-last flight, firing the Ulsterman into the ground.

Sur La Mer and Harry Derham were following and had nowhere to go, with the horse standing on McCoy's chest. The race was won by Aalim.

After a few anxious moments, McCoy and Flemenson were on their feet, with the jockey soon changed into the colours of Full Throttle for the BellBet.com Offers You World Cup Value Novices' Hurdle, where the 10-11 favourite was an easy winner.

McCoy had earlier claimed the World Cup Live Updates At FootballScore.com Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race on Ozzy Thomas (15-8 favourite).

Speaking after Full Throttle's win, a visibly shaken McCoy said: "He (Sur La Mer) stood on my chest and I got a kick in my leg which I've got a couple of stitches in.

"I'm pretty sore so I'd say I'm done now for the day.

"I couldn't do much there, I was a passenger."

McCoy passed up the mounts on Jonjo O'Neill's Downtown Manhattan and Laura Mongan's Stay In My Heart.

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