So the crowds turned up at Exeter to see Tony McCoy notch up his 4000th career win over jumps, and to watch Cue Card win.
They went away disappointed on both fronts.
AP must wait at least another day to reach that landmark figure, while Cue Card carried too much weight to see off the equally likeable Sommersby. Cue Card will be back winning and will possibly go to Haydock Park later this month to take on some top class opponents in the Betfair Chase. It was only the extra weight that did for him today. Up against some quality . . .
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