Tomy McCoy forced to wait to break Pipe’s record

Supreme Present ridden by Tony McCoy (right) on his way to third place at  Newton Abbot

Supreme Present ridden by Tony McCoy (right) on his way to third place at Newton Abbot

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A hat-trick for Tom Scudamore stole the show from Tony McCoy at Newton Abbot as the champion jockey’s wait to reach Martin Pipe’s phenomenal record goes on.

McCoy was very much the headline act at the Devon circuit on Monday, requiring just one winner from a book of four rides to draw level with Pipe’s total of 4,191 career winners, a personal target set by the incomparable jockey when he passed the 4,000 mark at Towcester last November.

He was widely expected to get the job done at the first time of asking as he partnered prolific mare and 3-10 favourite Supreme Present in the opening At The Races Virgin 534 Novices’ Hurdle, but she could only manage a disappointing third as Scudamore struck aboard David Bridgwater’s hurdling debutant Collodi (8-1).The trainer revealed he was confident his five-year-old could cause an upset.

 

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