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McCoys cheer up Rachel after she loses out in charity race

SKY Sports presenter Rachel Wyse was comforted by high profile racing couple AP McCoy and his wife Chanelle following her disappointing result in Cheltenham's amateur charity race.

The former Assets model (below) had been expected to make an impact in the 12 horse race yesterday, in which she saddled the JP McManus owned Silent Jo, but instead finished last, with Lorna Fowler taking victory on the Henry Cecil trained horse, Plato.

The win was particularly significant for Cecil, given that the legendary trainer was guest of honour at the St Patrick's Day Derby, marking his first ever visit to the festival.

Kildare born beauty Rachel has raised more than £11,000 for Cancer Research UK since signing up to take part in the charity race, but admits she will now be hanging up her stirrups.

Rachel told the Herald: "It was a good race and they deserved to win.

"I'm still alive, that's the main thing. My knees are still shaking but everyone's been great. So many people have helped me along the way."

After enjoying a few celebratory drinks with AP, Chanelle and other supporters, Rachel had a quiet dinner with her family and friends who had travelled to support her, before retiring to bed early.