With six quality rides, Northern Irish horse racing jockey Tony McCoy is set for another victory at Uttoxeter Racecourse.
Bookies will most likely be cleared out once the record-breaking jockey finishes the race at Uttoxeter. The Ulsterman is in great form and could very well break the unprecedented 300-winners barrier by the end of the season in April.
The 40-year-old jockey seems unbeatable, holding the current record of 289 wins and making it easy for online and mobile betting fans to choose who to put their money on. McCoy has recently won with Accessallareas, Kitchapoly and Patsys Castle. The victory was followed by a shock defeat, when he came in second on Whatdoesthefoxsay in the last race.
But Tony McCoy is now closing in on his 20th successive champion jockey title, which means he is motivated enough to do his best today at Uttoxeter.
Riding toward victory
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The Uttoxeter takes place today, and McCoy will ride Deadly Sting, Midnight Oscar, Don Padeja, Mission Complete, O’Callaghan Strand and then Ever So Much. Earlier this month, he completed a nine-day hat-trick on the Ever So Much.
In the John Smith’s Original Scarbrough Stakes taking place at the Doncaster racecourse, Reckless Abandon could secure his first win in almost two years. At the end of August, he made a very encouraging return to the fray at Newmarket.
On his first start for Cox, Reckless Abandon was in great form and managed to win over course and distance. This might be the reason why connections decided not to make him race on Irish Champions Weekend.
Running without a Group One penalty, after winning five out of his nine starts, it is very unlikely that Reckless Abandon will take a step backwards in South Yorkshire. Ground conditions for the first day of the festival are very good.
On the way to a new record
Things didn’t turn out too well for Lincoln last month at Chester, when he was a little unfortunate. But compensation could await in the Romero Insurance Brokers Ltd Handicap. After finding his path blocked at one of the most important stages during a mile handicap, the horse continued strongly towards the finish line and came in fourth.
Sired by the stallion Clodovil and trained by Mick Channon, Lincoln is a great ally in these types of races, although it is important to note that he has not won a race since last September. Now everyone is hoping his luck will change.
British gambling news anticipate that, in two more seasons, McCoy could hit the 5,000-winner mark. This is a never before heard of record, which would pretty much make the jockey a living legend. In November last year, he had racked up 4,000 winners.
Profile of a pro
Tony McCoy is a Northern Irish horse racing jockey who recorded his first win back in 1992, when he was only 17. By November last year, he had passed his 4,000-winner mark, after riding Mountain Tunes to victory at Towcester.
He’s been Champion Jockey every year throughout his entire professional career, ever since he claimed his first title in the 1995/1996 season. As of 2013/2014, he has won a total of 19 consecutive Champion Jockey titles. The previous record was set by Peter Scudamore, who took 7 successive titles.
In addition, Tony McCoy holds a record 74 winners for a conditional jockey, the first of which he won in his very first season riding in Britain, as an apprentice for trainer Toby Balding. He managed to claim the winning title at almost every big horse race, including the prestigious Cheltenham Gold Cup, Champion Hurdle, Queen Mother Champion Chase, King George VI Chase and the 2010 Grand National.
After winning the Grand National, McCoy is the top favorite on all online sportsbooks in the UK and Ireland, so choosing who to bet on for this race is an easy one.