Tony McCoy set to land another champion jump jockey title

Jockey, Tony McCoy
Jockey, Tony McCoy

AP McCoy will become champion jump jockey for the 19th successive year at Sandown on Saturday.

McCoy, who is 40 next month, rode more than 200 winners this season despite missing the start through injury.

The record-breaking Northern Irishman was hurt in a fall at Cheltenham in April 2013 which left him in intensive care.

In November, he passed the mark of 4,000 career wins with victory on Mountain Tunes at Towcester.

His triumphs in the 2013-14 season, which ends at the Surrey track on Saturday, have come at a winning strike rate of 24%.

McCoy finished more than 60 wins ahead of nearest rival Richard Johnson, who has never been champion and is runner-up for the 15th time.

“You start off at the beginning of the season and the goal is to be champion.

“I’ve been lucky enough to achieve it 19 times,” McCoy told 5 live. “I’d like to achieve it again next season if possible.”

Fellow jockey Sam Twiston-Davies said: “We all look up to him massively. He’s the most amazing man and we’re all very lucky to be riding in the same era as him.”

Paul Nicholls will be champion trainer for the eighth time, after beating last year’s winner Nicky Henderson.