AP drills his genius home
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.
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.