The Liquidator oozes class to thwart McCoy

Tony McCoy: Three rides booked. Picture: PA
Tony McCoy: Three rides booked. Picture: PA
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The Liquidator made a perfect start to his new career when winning the Get Free Bets With Novices’ Hurdle at Carlisle in effortless fashion yesterday.

Trained by David Pipe, the promising five-year-old had proved one of the top bumper performers in Britain and Ireland last season by finishing fourth at Cheltenham and winning at Punchestown.

Tom Scudamore placed him in a prominent position throughout and he jumped to the head of affairs approaching the home straight. Without being asked a question, The ­Liquidator oozed class as his ­rivals dropped away one by one, including Spookydooky and Tony McCoy, who was bidding to move within eight winners of 4,000.

The 2-7 favourite was allowed to coast over the line, beating Knightly Escapade by 11 lengths.

Pipe and Scudamore had already been on the mark at Carlisle with Azza (1-6 favourite), who won the Compare Bookmakers With Juvenile Hurdle on her British debut.

McCoy will head to Stratford today to continue his landmark quest still requiring nine winners after Full Of Joy could manage only fourth in the Live Football Scores With Handicap Chase, won by the Nick Alexander-trained ­Papamoa (5-1).

McCoy has three booked rides at Stratford. He goes on Snake Eyes in the EBF Stallions National Hunt Novices’ Hurdle, then Very Stylish in the John Smith’s Handicap Chase and Bob Meown in the closing Jenkinsons Caterers Maiden Hurdle.



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3.20 Phaenomena

3.50 Oratorio’s Joy

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2.00 Night In Milan (nap)

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3.00 Carlton Jack

3.30 Brady

4.00 Classic Move


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3.10 Milo Milan

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