Sir Anthony McCoy rolled back when coming out in the Pat Smullen Champions Hurry For Cancer Trials Ireland at the Curragh.
The record-breaking 20-times winner jumps jockey gave a vintage front-running functionality to overcome eight other top jockeys from the codes from your charity race which has received backing.
McCoy had his bracket in the position from the onset of the competition and soon had Quizical and traveling.
Regardless of top-weight, the 11-4 favourite galloped on resolutely to beat at Aussie Valentine – ridden by the great buddy and rival Ruby Walsh of McCoy – by a half and a period . Johnny Murtagh steered Red Striker .
McCoy – that even performed a Frankie Dettori-style flying dismount later – stated:”I’m very proud to be here now racing for a wonderful cause.
“We can be very proud of horse racing in general in Ireland. The team, racegoers, owners, trainers, jockeys – everybody has given aid to the man that Pat Smullen is.
“Pat is a particular person and a wonderful friend to us all. Unfortunately it’s tough and sad circumstances what we are doing today, but it just shows you exactly what a fantastic sport this is.”
He added:”I really always thought I was going to triumph! No you want to compete against the best, that is what sport is all about, and these would be the jockeys we’re ever likely to see.
“I said I would never ride in a horse race ever again and that I meant it, but I’m happy I did today. You wish to compete against the best and that is what has made this special.
“I got about the ideal horse and that is what counts”
Smullen’s fame helped produce the star-studded cast for the race.
Dermot Weld’s former jockey was forced into retirement after being diagnosed with cancer – and he was not able to ride himself, as he’s undergoing another round of treatment.
Clearly moved by the event, Smullen said:”I’m very happy for Sheila and John Lavery who have the horse. John was composed when he made AP to find this result is what everyone wanted to ride the horse. It’s absolutely amazing. I am overcome.
“This isn’t about me personally. This is about people that are in this circumstance and we are out produce a massive difference going ahead and to raise a whole great deal of money and give people confidence, as it will me.
“What a chance to be involved in what is a terrific business”