Tony McCoy reaches 150 winners for season



    Tony McCoy rode his 150th winner of the season at Folkestone on Monday afternoon,as the champion jockey continues to break all records.

    McCoy had to work hard on Storm Survivor, in the colours of his retainer JP McManus, with the 16-times champion jockey looking to have little chance at half-way in the Weatherbys Bloodstock Insurance Handicap Hurdle.

    Storm Survivor was a well supported 10-11 favourite, but looked to be going nowhere for much of the race. Those that took the odds had plenty to thank the Antrim man for.

    Afterwards McCoy was dismissing the likelihood of breaking his seasonal best total, 289 in the 2001-02 season:

    “It’s not a quick one, that’s for sure. I’ll keep going, as you’ve always got to dream, and see where I get to, but the more important thing is to find some better horses.

    “I might get there if I keep riding at the third meeting on a Saturday, but we need some more good ones.”

    Regarding Storm Survivor, McCoy said: “He is what he is, really.

    “Half-way down the back straight I wasn’t happy where I was but, to be fair to the horse, he kept going.”

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