McCoy may take break

  • Last Updated: March 15 2014, 15:44 GMT

Tony McCoy could take a short break from the saddle after giving up his rides at Kempton on Saturday.

McCoy: Looks set to take break after missing Kempton rudes
McCoy: Looks set to take break after missing Kempton rudes

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

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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 on Friday 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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