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McCoy's intention is to set new record.

It would be quite easy to become blase about records and Tony McCoy.

But the one he can reach at Chepstow today is further testament to the brilliance of the man and his insatiable appetite for winners.

Having a rare day off yesterday after picking up another two awards on Sunday, McCoy can break Peter Scudamore's record of 221 winners in a season at the Welsh track today.

He needs three to go past the record but looking at the rides he has, then it would be no surprise to see him reach the record with a four-timer.

He has three lined up for Martin Pipe but it is on a Tim Forster horse in the Beagles Novices Hurdle which gets the nap vote.

Lannkaran was placed in listed company in France and although undistinguished when making his debut, he ran a much better race under McCoy last time at Wincanton.

Leading at the third last flight, he only gave way at the last to go down by two and half lengths to Premier Bay but these two had pulled seven lengths clear of the rest of the field that included Iamus.

The other charges, D'Naan, Pomme Secret and Mite Equal will all be short-priced just because of the Pipe-McCoy combination but they should not be ignored.

Double Silk, now 14 years of age, can show that age is no barrier for class in the Earthstoppers Hunters Chase.

Neat Feat can put a his disappointing run behind Gutteridge at Cheltenham before the Festival behind him by taking the Faucets National Hunt Novices at Fontwell.

Frankie Dettori made a winning return to California on Monday night as he landed the Grade Two San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita on Kessem Power.

He produced a strong finish from his mount, who paid over 14-1, to catch the ex-British Storm Trooper close home and score by a length.

Dettori said: "It was my first win at Santa Anita and that makes it even more special as I spent four winters in California.

"It was an important time in my career and I learned so much from the riders here.''
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Publication:The Birmingham Post (England)
Date:Mar 24, 1998
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