Champion jockey AP McCoy in action at Fakenham this afternoon
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Champion jockey AP McCoy, who recently recorded his 4,000th career winner, makes the trip to Fakenham this afternoon for just one ride on a six-race card, which starts at 1pm.
He rides Jonjo O'Neill's likely favourite Dursey Sound in the 2.30pm handicap chase over two miles and five furlongs.
Dursey Sound, a former hurdles winner, returned to action in a novice chase at Bangor and won. He was going well next time at Market Rasen before unseating his rider at the 10th fence.
Main rival in the five-runner contest is King Of The Wolds. Malcolm Jefferson sends the six-year-old out under Brian Hughes, the former hurdles winner scoring on his chase debut at Sedgefield last month.
Only 33 horses are declared for the six races, with seven in the opener, the handicap hurdle, in which in-form Tribal Dance looks all the rage for seven-pound claimer Ciaran McKee and trainer John O'Shea.
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After winning at Bangor, Tribal Dance was third at Ffos Las in October and runner-up in a 17-strong field at Ludlow earlier this month. Caught By Witness, under Paul Moloney for Anthony Middleton looks the danger.
Only four mares go in the handicap chase at 1.30pm, but it looks tough to call between Midnight Macarena and Tea Caddy.
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Matt Crawley claims five pounds off Lucy Wadham's Midnight Macarena, who won when favourite eight days ago in a similar event at Southwell.
Tom O'Brien rides Tea Caddy for Jamie Snowden, the seven-year-old runner-up at Southwell 11 days ago.
Flat winner Watt Broderick will start favourite for the handicap hurdle at 2pm. The Ian Williams trained four-year-old was ahead at Warwick recently when coming to grief at the final flight.
Rule Of Thumb, O'Brien for Paul Henderson, and Persian Herald, if recovering from winning at Leicester on Saturday for trainer Neil King and jockey Trevor Whelan, rate dangers.
King and Whelan turn out Brass Monkey, second at Fontwell on Sunday, in the 3pm Geoffrey Hewetson Memorial Hurdle, but if the race does come too soon for the in-form six-year-old, Burns Night should take advantage.
Adam Nicol claims five off Phil Kirby's gelding, second at Worcester in September following a Stratford success.
Only four go in the 3.30pm finale, a conditional jockeys' chase in which Fitandproperjob should score for Kielan Woods and trainer Middleton.
A Market Rasen winner in May, Fitandproperjob was second at Hexham over a longer trip last time out.
Course and distance winner Full Ov Beans under Craig Nicol for Michael Gates, looks the main rival.