McCoy in fine win for O'Neill

McCoy in fine win for O'Neill

McCoy in fine win for O'Neill

First published in Sport

CHAMPION jockey Tony McCoy shone to get favourite backers off to a winning start with the Jonjo O’Neill-trained Goodwood Mirage at Kempton.

The Green Ogre, a 33-1 outsider, landed over the final flight with a handy advantage as Goodwood Mirage, the 6-4 market leader, bundled through the last two obstacles.

But the four-year-old demonstrated his flat speed under a powerful drive from McCoy to snatch a shorthead verdict on Saturday.

The autumn purchase for the O’Neill stable in Temple Guiting was trimmed to 25-1 from 33-1 with BetVictor for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival.

Meanwhile, Millicent Silver (11-2) scored for trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies and his jockey son Sam in the Betfred TV ‘Newcomers’ Standard Open NH Flat Race at Warwick.

Stow-on-the-Wold’s David Bridgwater enjoyed success at Plumpton through No Buts (11-4 second-favourite).

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