Note
14 Feb 2011 | 19:15
Nag Me about
To add a NagMe alert you must sign in.
Forgot password?
Not a member yet?

Search: Horse Jockey Trainer Owner All

McCoy stars in Ffos quagmireHeadlines
Dream Again Boys

Tony McCoy described conditions at Ffos Las as "horrific" as he notched a double on Dream Again Boys and The Bear Trap.

The 17-times champion took the bottomless ground into consideration on his mounts as he featured among several jockeys and trainers to have a couple of winners at the Welsh track.

He struck first on the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Dream Again Boys (9-2) when sending him on a long way out to claim the Lindley Group Event Caterers Handicap Hurdle by nine lengths from Pension Plan.

McCoy said: "The ground is so heavy. I didn't mean to ride him that handy. We were doing a little bit too much. I thought I would have him up there and hold on to him as long as I could. He coped with the ground and others didn't. It's as bad a ground as you could race on. It's horrific, it's so deep all the way round."

The champion doubled up with a cheeky success on The Bear Trap (11-2) for Rebecca Curtis in the IWEC Electrical Handicap Hurdle. He bided his time on the JP McManus-owned six-year-old, who was having his first run since April, before heading Hassadin on the run-in for a two-and-a-half-length verdict.

Curtis had earlier won with Bob Ford (4-1), who ran his rivals ragged to take the Stradley Park Maiden Hurdle under Tom Scudamore. The six-year-old ploughed through the mud to beat Water Wagtail by six lengths.

The Dyfed trainer said: "We've always liked him at home, but we haven't had him too long. We probably ran him back fairly soon (after 10 days), but it didn't look a great race, so we thought we'd take our chances."

Scudamore employed similar tactics as the David Pipe-trained Shaking Hands (3-1) swept to victory by 13 lengths from Ten Fires in the lindleygroup.com Handicap Chase.

Trainer Evan Williams and jockey Paul Moloney got in on the double-winning act with victories for One In A Milan (7-2) in the Davies Coaches Novices' Chase and Tin Pot Man (7-1) in the Custom Clothing Handicap Chase.

Williams said of the latter: "He had a hell of a fall last time over hurdles and took a long time to get up. He's only small but he's a genuine little horse and he just ground it out. I never thought he would go on those ground conditions, but he kept plugging away."

24 February 2017

Tom George strives for more Kempton glory with Double Shuffle
Martin Dwyer keen to ride at Aintree in memory of late father
Willie Mullins to consider Champion Hurdle assault with Limini
Winter Derby at Lingfield a 'good starting point' for classy Mutakayyef
Beautiful Romance books Dubai World Cup night ticket
Race declared void on dramatic day at stormy Chelmsford
Colin Tizzard 'favouring' Neptune challenge at Cheltenham for Finian's Oscar
Tin Soldier battles to Michael Purcell success at Thurles
Tried and tested routine the order of the day for Cue Card and Native River
Colin Tizzard - Thistlecrack injury hit me for six
Storm Doris claims Huntingdon card
McPherson anticipating bold Bartlett bid from Ami Desbois
Annacotty leads 13 contenders for BetBright Chase glory

23 February 2017

Plenty to look forward to at the Festival for crack amateur Jamie Codd
Sara Bradstock pleased with Coneygree recovery progress
Imperial Cup option for Peace And Co
Soldier In Action on the Cheltenham Festival wagon after Doncaster romp
Nicky Henderson has Pendil preference for Different Gravey
Willie Mullins takes stock after 'huge performance' from Limini at Punchestown
Nicky Henderson wary of Un De Sceaux threat in Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham
David Simcock goes Meydan Trophy hunting with Sheikhzayedroad
All roads lead to Arkle Trophy for Altior and Nicky Henderson
Nicky Henderson says Noel Fehily still in Buveur D'Air frame for Champion Hurdle
Micky Hammond targets Naas prize with Just Cameron
Tom George issues Roc D'Apsis Kempton warning

22 February 2017

Luckless Jonathan Burke suffers further injury blow
Limini leaves Apple's Jade toiling at Punchestown
Melon and Moon Racer in Supreme mix as latest Festival scratchings revealed
Doyle admits ground uncertainty for Justmemyselfandi
Nicky Richards still considering National Hunt Chase challenge for Baywing
Epsom announces Friday switch for Coronation Cup
Harry Fry still debating Cheltenham options for Neon Wolf
Soft ground key to Acapella Bourgeois Festival run
Evan Williams mulling Albert Bartlett option for De Dollar Man
Robert Havlin 'deeply upset and shocked' at six-month France Galop riding ban
Jerrysback looks smart in extending unbeaten record at Wetherby
Colin Tizzard hoping to have Thistlecrack back at Christmas after tendon shock
Ch'Tibello team hoping to make Champion date despite wind operation
Paul Nicholls keen on Politologue chance in JLT Novices' Chase
Saphir Du Rheu to target Gold Cup at Cheltenham
Thistlecrack out of Cheltenham Gold Cup - racing reacts
Zarkandar set to take Stayers' Hurdle challenge at Cheltenham
Top mares Apple's Jade and Limini clash in Quevega heat at Punchestown

21 February 2017

Gold Cup shock as Cheltenham favourite Thistlecrack ruled out for the season
Evan Williams keen to tackle Adonis date with Evening Hush
Nine big guns to miss the Cheltenham Festival
Tendon injury rules Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack out for the season
Paul Moloney to see specialist again as he continues shoulder injury recovery
Lil Rockerfeller on course for National Spirit defence at Fontwell
Sceau Royal and Footpad both set for Champion date for Munir and Souede
Terry Doherty picks up top prize at Stud and Stable Staff Awards
Tendon problem rules out Champion Hurdle bid for Superb Story
Shotgun Paddy and Raz De Maree in line for Eider Chase honours
Bristol De Mai team to 'roll the dice' and head for Gold Cup
Ground crucial to Cheltenham bid for Colin's Sister
Brian Ellison happy to take Arkle challenge with Forest Bihan
Arpege D'Alene still in the frame for four-miler at Cheltenham
Mutakayyef leads 11 in Winter Derby contention
Course specialist Tea For Two heads 20 left in BetBright Chase at Kempton
Colin Kidd maps out Aintree aim for Rashaan

About | Terms | Privacy | Manage Alerts | Manage Account | © 2017