Racing: Now McCoy is out on his own

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TONY McCOY duly broke Peter Scudamore's record of 221 winners in a season at Ludlow yesterday but there was a rare setback for the champion jockey when he was beaten on the 30-100 shot that he had predicted would take him to the new mark.

So it was Petite Risk, another odds-on shot, rather than Doctoor, whose name will go down in history. "I was disappointed not to win the first and am delighted to get it over with," McCoy said. "I didn't think it would happen this quickly."

Quizzed as to his next target, McCoy said: "I've got some good rides at Liverpool and I'll probably take a break in June."

McCoy, who has had no injuries or suspensions this season, had a swift reminder of the perils of his profession when his mount in the handicap chase, Tellicherry, took a tumble. McCoy was swiftly on his feet.

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