Tony McCoy pictured before his final ride at Exeter on TuesdayPICTURE: Getty Images
Chepstow next for McCoy after winless day
WITH the 4,000-winners landmark looming, Tony McCoy's three rides at Exeter on Tuesday proved fruitless meaning the 18-time champion jump jockey will remain on 3,998 before heading to Chepstow on Wednesday.
McCoy could only manage second on the well-fancied Flemenson, his best chance of the day, in the 2m5½f novices' hurdle with Keen Eye and Well Hello There both finishing unplaced in their respected races.
With only two rides booked at Chepstow, McCoy will have to be at his very best as well as needing a bit of luck if he is to achieve the historic milestone on Wednesday.
William Hill are confident that Wednesday will be another day when the record eludes McCoy with the firm going 22-1 for him reach the landmark at the Welsh track.
The second of McCoy's two rides is rather fittingly named Mission Complete (2.40) with the Rebecca Curtis-trained El Macca (1.10) his first.
However, the jockey is not confident about his chances of landing of what would be a momentous double.
McCoy said on Tuesday: "I've two rides at Chepstow tomorrow, but they'd have very, very slim chances and I can't see me doing it there."