AP McCoy was unable to win the Grand National 2015, which means that we have a few more races to savour from one of the horse racing’s finest-ever jockeys. The outrageously successful Irishman will make his final appearance at Ayr Racecourse today (Saturday 18 April), when the going will be good (good to soft in places).
In a busy schedule of eight races, it is the 14:35 QTS Champion Hurdle that we look to as the first hotly contested race of the day. Coincidently, that is a race that McCoy will be competing in. To preview his chances, we are taking a quick glance at the latest UK horse racing speed ratings from the Racing Post.
For this race, McCoy will ride the eight-year-old Sea Lord at a rating of 130. A concern for McCoy, though, will be that Richard Johnson is riding the 157-rated Cheltenian. Violet Dancer is also rated at 157 for the race.