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Tony McCoy - Best horses
Tony McCoy on Binocular, Cyfor Malta and Deeno's Beano

With so many good horses at his disposal, McCoy admits to being spoiled with the horses he has had the opportunity to ride, particularly in recent times.

"It's hard to compare horses because they are all so different," he said

"The most intelligent horse is the one who takes the easy option and goes and wins without any help from me. Some horses are naturally better than others and it makes it easier to win on those.

"In December I rode Master Minded in the Tingle Creek Chase and he is officially the highest-rated horse I have ridden while I also won on Best Mate in the King George Chase in 2002.

"I've got lots of favourites like Cyfor Malta and Black Jack Ketchum and Deeno's Beeno and at Cheltenham this year I've got Binocular to look forward to who, if he wins the Champion Hurdle, could be my all-time favourite.

"But when Gloria Victis got killed in the 2000 Gold Cup that was probably the worst moment in my recent career because I thought he could have been really special."



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