Tony McCoy second on return

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The 16-time champion jockey Tony McCoy narrowly missed out on a winner in his return to racing following a fall nearly a month ago.

McCoy fractured ribs and punctured a lung at Taunton on December 30th and returned to the fray aboard Key To The West in yesterday's (January 26th) Racing UK Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race.

The Northern Irishmen is one of the most successful jockeys in history and is on course for a 17th title by leading this season's championship with 174 victories. His nearest rival for the title is Richard Johnson who has 112 winners.

"I've recovered pretty quickly from what happened and I wanted to be back for Cheltenham [Saturday] and for riding a few horses over the next couple of weeks," he said.

McCoy has been one of the most vocal riders against the whip rules that were put in place in October last year but the BHA recently suggested the regulations would be set for a further review.

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