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AP McCoy takes break after Cheltenham after being 'battered and bruised' at Cheltenham

Updated: Saturday, 15 Mar 2014 16:53 | Comments

Tony McCoy gave up his Kempton mounts
Tony McCoy gave up his Kempton mounts

Tony McCoy gave up his rides at Kempton on Saturday.

The champion jockey rode through the pain barrier at Cheltenham through the week after being brought down on Goodwood Mirage on the opening day in the Fred Winter.

McCoy stated after winning the JLT Novices' Chase on Taquin Du Seuil the following day that he very nearly never took the mount as he was in so much pain.

A closing race fall in the Grand Annual from Mr Mole did not help matters.

Jonjo O'Neill, who provides the majority of McCoy's rides, said:

"He's just battered and bruised. He wants to take a couple of weeks off, that's what he should do, not a couple of days."

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