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AP drills his genius home

Published 28/10/2010 | 05:00

Tony McCoy has ridden many extraordinary winners in his career but few will have had quite as much drama as Drill Sergeant at Haydock yesterday.

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Comfortably in front in the Racing UK Home of Jump Racing Novices' Hurdle, the Donald McCain-trained five-year-old pulled himself up heading out on to the final circuit. McCoy was helpless as the 11/10 favourite downed tools and the 12 remaining runners shot past him.

But McCoy once again showed he is the man for a lost cause as his mount decided to join in again, with the 15-times champion getting him back in front to repel all-comers up the straight.

Drill Sergeant touched 120/1 in-running on Betfair at one stage.

Irish Independent

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