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Friday 9 December 2016

Blow for Tony McCoy as intended Scottish National runner is withdrawn

Tony McCoy (centre)
Tony McCoy (centre)

Tony McCoy's intended Coral Scottish Grand National mount Benvolio has been declared a non-runner in Saturday's feature event.

The 19-times champion was due to partner the eight-year-old for Paul Nicholls in what would have been his final ride in the Ayr contest before he retires next week.

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However, trainer Paul Nicholls has taken Benvolio out of the extended four-mile heat due to the going.

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