Jockey Tony McCoy has had a reversal of fortune after a dismal weekend at Ascot, by scoring a victory aboard Teaforthree in the Integral Geotechnique â€œNational Huntâ€ Novices Hurdle at Ffos Las.
With fortune evading the champion jockey, he suffered a trio of consecutive falls at Ascot on Saturday, including his mount Albertas Run when ahead of eventual winner Master Minded in the Amlin 1965 Chase.
McCoy had a day of rest on Sunday to get over his ordeal, but returned to the winners' enclosure with the Rebecca Curtis trained race favourite.
"It's nice to get round and have a winner after a disappointing Saturday," McCoy said.
"I was trying to stretch Master Minded. At the last fence down the back he (Albertas Run) was going to be very long at it so I let him do his own thing and I shouldn't have done.
"Believe it or not I don't have that many Saturday horses to ride, so to have one of them fall was disappointing."