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Downpatrick jockey Danny McMenamin backed for greatness just like AP McCoy

Scudamore hails young Downpatrick ace as best he's seen in a long while

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On the up: Danny McMenamin on his way to victory aboard Millie of Mayo at Hexham

On the up: Danny McMenamin on his way to victory aboard Millie of Mayo at Hexham

On the up: Danny McMenamin on his way to victory aboard Millie of Mayo at Hexham

Danny McMenamin has what it takes to follow in the illustrious footsteps of Sir AP McCoy - according to eight-time Champion Jockey Peter Scudamore.

McCoy won 20 successive Champion Jockey titles in a record-smashing career that saw him ride 4,358 winners and secure success in every major race before his retirement in 2015 at the age of 40.

It all started for Moneyglass rider McCoy with victory in the Conditional Jockeys Championship for rising stars way back in 1995 - a triumph that was immediately followed by that mind-boggling 20-in-a-row title run.


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