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McCoy out for 10 days

Tony McCoy will be out of action for 10 days after being knocked out when his mount crashed through a wing at Uttoxeter yesterday. Strong Tel ducked out at the first hurdle, taking Eugene Husband, on Charley Lambert, with him.

Husband was quickly on his feet, but McCoy was still prostrate when the runners came around again on the second circuit and were waved around the hurdle. Unhurt, he soon regained consciousness but Dr Andy Toman, the course doctor, signed off the jockey for a mandatory 10 days because he had been knocked out for up to three minutes.

The fall came five days after Gold Cup victory on Mr Mulligan rounded off a magnificent Cheltenham for McCoy.

n Shirley Heights, winner of the 1978 Derby, has been put down at the age of 22.