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Champion McCoy tears through the field

CHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy scored an improbable win at Warwick in the 2m handicap chase on Folie A Deux - writes Peter Kennedy.

CHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy scored an improbable win at Warwick in the 2m handicap chase on Folie A Deux - writes Peter Kennedy.

Even by the McCoy’s high standards this was a superb achievement, because the 9/4 favourite seemed cooked half a mile from home, apparently out of sorts and trailing the leaders.

But McCoy refused to give up hope, strongly urging Folie A Deux to make ground, and weaved his way between horses to snatch victory from Earl Grez in the shadow of the post, earning himself an enthusiastic round of applause.

Among the other highlights of the afternoon, The Minack, trained by Paul Nicholls, made it two wins from two runs over fences in the novice chase and looks destined for greater things. David Pipe’s Shaking Hands took the staying chase in fine fashion in the testing conditions.

The next race meeting at Warwick is on February 12.

 

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