Racing: McCoy near to milestone

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TONY McCOY is now two short of 1,000 career wins following his victory on Miss Fara at Cheltenham yesterday. McCoy is attempting to become only the fifth jockey in National Hunt history to reach the milestone. It was the four-times champion's first success since last Saturday.

The Martin Pipe-trained filly battled to a short-head verdict over Ferrers for the two mileHandicap Hurdle to bring a smile back to the face of the season's leading jockey after a number of recent setbacks. McCoy has a strong chance of improving his tally today with six booked rides.