Horse racing: Rockett takes McCoy to a century

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Tony McCoy continued his rampage through the record books when he broke his own record for the fastest 100 winners in a season on Sam Rockett at Newton Abbot yesterday.

On 21 November last year McCoy broke Peter Scudamore's record to the fastest hundred by 30 days and he lowered that score by a further 16 days here.

"If I stay in one piece I'm going to aim at Peter Scudamore's record of 221 winners," McCoy said.

Today it is the horses rather than the riders who command attention with Imperial Call, the 1996 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, taking on this year's Gold Cup third, Dorans Pride, at Clonmel.

Michael Hourigan has switched Dorans Pride, who made a winning reappearance over three miles at Listowel in September, to the two-and-a-half-mile contest following the abandonment of last month's Munster National. "He is very well," the trainer said. "The step down to two and a half miles doesn't worry me. We are up against Imperial Call - but only one of us can win."