Tony McCoy delivers on visit to Musselburgh
Tony McCoy was the toast of punters at Musselburgh after landing the feature race on 11/4 favourite Bar De Ligne.
Last Updated: 17/01/14 5:35pm
Up with the pace the whole way, the Steve Gollings-trained gelding stormed home seven lengths clear of Drumlang in the Buy Your 2014 Annual Members Badge Today Handicap Chase.
The Lincolnshire raider was third in a valuable event over course and distance on New Year's Day and McCoy said: "He did it very well and saw the trip out well too. I got him into a good rhythm and he kept finding for me. I've ridden a few winners for Steve at places like Aintree and we've a good record together this season."
Wilson Renwick made a winning comeback from the fractured collar-bone he sustained on Boxing Day when taking the Forth One Boogie In Morning Handicap Hurdle on Clever Cookie.
Peter Niven's 11/2 chance got up to beat Titus Bolt by a neck and Renwick said: "He made a mistake at the second last which probably helped as I was getting there too soon. He was beaten by a couple of good horses on his first two races over hurdles and he could be the type to keep improving.
"This was only my second ride back and the injury healed well as it was a clean break with no displacement. It's great to be back riding and even better to get an early winner."
Donald McCain's Cloudante was an impressive winner on her hurdling bow when making all for Jason Maguire in the Cosmic Case Mares' Novices' Hurdle.
A winning bumper and point-to-pointer, she slammed Morning With Ivan by an easy four and a half lengths.