But when we sorter push it
away from us--divorce ourselves from it, so to speak, with lantern light--it becomes an enemy.
Unforgettably, McCoy did win it - after 14 failures - in 2010 aboard Don't Push It
, trained like Shutthefrontdoor by Jonjo O'Neill, the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner who defied cancer to reach the top as a trainer.
LAST year Tony McCoy had ended his long wait for John Smith's National glory aboard Don't Push It
HE may have provided Tony Mc-Coy with his 'greatest day in racing' but the champion jockey would happily give up the ride on Don't Push It
in this year's John Smith's Grand National.
McCoy said: "I've won the English, Irish and now Welsh Nationals for Jonjo and JP, so that's very special and something I'll cherish" The pounds 80,000 prize, carried over from Christmas, will not earn the multiple champion jockey the same widespread recognition as his triumph aboard Don't Push It
at Aintree last year.
The pounds 80,000 prize, carried over from Christmas, will not earn the champion jockey the same widespread recognition as his triumph aboard Don't Push It
at Aintree last year.
The result was the best in many years for racing fans as McCoy won the blue riband race at the 15th time of trying on Don't Push It
After 14 previous failed attempts the Northern Irishman finally landed the Aintree marathon, when the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Don't Push It
powered to victory by five lengths from Black Apalachi.
The 14-times champion jockey was overcome after guiding 10-1 joint favourite Don't Push It
to an incredible five-length victory over Black Apalachi.
THERE will be no easing off for champion Tony McCoy despite still celebrating his first John Smith's Grand National success aboard Don't Push It
HE may have provided Tony McCoy with his 'greatest day in racing' but the champion jockey would happily give up the ride on Don't Push It
in this year's John Smith's Grand National - but only if it meant he had a better chance of repeating the trick.
The prestigious two-and-a-half-mile event was dealt an early blow with the morning defection of ante-post favourite Don't Push It
, who was found to be lame by trainer Jonjo O'Neill.
UPS AND DOWNS Timeline of National events October 2009 John Smith's announces an extension to its sponsorship of the race until 2013 April 2010 Race won by Don't Push It
passes without incident, with no fatalities occurring for the first time since 2005 December 2010 Don't Push It
's jockey Tony McCoy named BBC Sports Personality of the Year April 2011 Ornais and Dooneys Gate both killed amid controversy about overhead camera shots of the stricken horses August 2011 One fence to be reduced in height and landing drop at two fences to be raised after a BHA review January 2012 John Smith's increases Grand National prize-money to PS975,000, from PS950,000 April 2012 Best TV viewing figures for the race since 2008 of 11.