Another win for champion McCoy

Runners take a flight of hurdles in the McFly Performing Here August 31st Novices Hurdle at Market Rasen on Saturday.
Runners take a flight of hurdles in the McFly Performing Here August 31st Novices Hurdle at Market Rasen on Saturday.
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Mission Complete was an appropriate winner for Champion Jockey Tony McCoy at Market Rasen Racecourse on Saturday.

Earlier this month, his wife Chanelle presented him with his second child and first son, Archie Peader, another AP.

Strumble Head with Donal Devereux on board returns to the winners enclosure after winning Saturday's feature race at Market Rasen, the John Clugston Handicap Steeplechase.

Strumble Head with Donal Devereux on board returns to the winners enclosure after winning Saturday's feature race at Market Rasen, the John Clugston Handicap Steeplechase.

The success on the 2/1 favourite came in the ‘Racing UK Your Racing from Home Handicap Hurdle’, where McCoy had his mount well placed throughout, easing through three out and was never going to be caught.

Brigg Trainer Nick Kent saddled Combustible Kate and was pleased with her effort in fourth in the ten-strong field.

Looking ahead to the winter season, the trainer added: “We are busy in the yard and have some good young horses coming through - many syndicate owned,local horses for local people.”

The feature race was won by the Peter Bowen trained Strumble Head (100/30) who, with Donal Devereaux on board, saw off his six riders in the Jane Clugston Handicap Chase after a confident display of jumping.

The opening hurdle, the ‘Echo and Telegraphs Selling Hurdle’, saw odds on favourite Emerald Green more or less unchallenged in the straight to take an easy five-length win.

The Novices Hurdle was much more competitive, seeing a dual between Wake Your Dreams (6/4) and the 11/10 favourite The Cockney Mackem.

Sean Quinlan’s mount saw off the challenge after the final fence from Sam Twistan-Davies and his 7 year old horse; the win ended a quiet spell for the yard of trainer Jennie Candish.

Violets Boy was a bit of a long shot for the first chase, the ‘Freebets.Co.UkDownload for Free Betting APP’ Novices Chase.

The 7-1 outsider opened his hurdling account 12 months ago and made a promising return at Southwell in June.

Success over fences 
came in a modest four-horse field and it will be interesting to see if he has another win in him.

The favourite Lemon Drop Red was pulled up at the back of the foursome on the run in.