Friday 24 September
The Champ On Again
Living Legend A P McCoy, multiple champion jockey, and the best that has ever been does us the honour of riding Kikos this afternoon at Worcester. It will be a great thrill for his large band of owners, and with Kikos feeling very well he should run his usual honest race and we may even be lucky enough to win it! AP rode Kikos last year at Market Rasen and was very very annoyed to be beaten, so with that ride under his belt he should not be far away! Bobby Gee is entered to run at Market Rasen tomorrow, and Aiden Coleman will take the ride. Bobby is in great form and it does not look like the strongest of races. The ground is still good to firm in places but they are due more rain, and it should ease. Once again the going stick throws up some interesting anomolies! a reading of 10 is very hard, and it is unusual to race on a reading of 2 (very heavy)- so how can the meeting be run on good ground last year with a stick reading of 8.1, and be good to firm in places this year with a reading of 6.9???? Mystified!! If we get there and the track walks too quick, Bobby will come home again as he won't be risked.