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Suspended Tony McCoy to miss Irish Grand National

Updated: Thursday, 03 Apr 2014 16:37 | Comments

Tony McCoy will be suspended for the Irish Grand National
Tony McCoy will be suspended for the Irish Grand National

Tony McCoy will miss the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday after being handed a  four-day suspension by stewards at Aintree.

McCoy was found to have used his whip above the permitted level aboard Diakali in the Doon Bar Aintree Hurdle and was hit with a suspension that will keep him out of action on 17 April and 19-21 April inclusive.

The Fairyhouse highlight will take place on 21 April.

Diakali 13-2 finished third behind winner The New One and the second placed Rock On Ruby after a late surge from McCoy.

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