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AP McCoy Forced To Backtrack On Cheeky Robbie Keane Dig During Cheltenham Coverage

AP McCoy Forced To Backtrack On Cheeky Robbie Keane Dig During Cheltenham Coverage
Gary Connaughton
By Gary Connaughton
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Energumene put in a stunning performance at Cheltenham this afternoon, winning The Queen Mother Champions Chase for the second consecutive year in emphatic fashion.

The Willie Mullins trained horse had been heavily backed over the last day or so, moving in to become favourite ahead of Edwardstone.

That proved to be the right move, with Energumene running brilliantly to take the win well ahead of Captain Guinness in second place.

It was a fantastic performance, although one of the more memorable aspects of the win came during the post-race discussion.


AP McCoy backtracks on Robbie Keane dig

After the usual post-race interviews, the traditional winners photograph was take in the winner's enclosure. It featured all of the usual suspects, with Willie Mullins, Paul Townend, owner Tony Bloom, and British Queen Consort Camilla.

Surprisingly, Robbie Keane was also present. It seems the Irishman was included as part of his role as an ambassador with the race sponsors.


When on punditry duties on ITV, AP McCoy couldn't help but use the opportunity to take a dig at the former Spurs striker.



Ex-Tottenham player, he's never been on a winning podium before has he?

Of course, AP McCoy is well-known to be an Arsenal fan, so he no doubt enjoyed the opportunity to throw a dig at their North London rivals.

Many Spurs fans quickly pointed out that his comment wasn't entirely accurate, with Robbie Keane winning a League Cup with the club back in 2008.


As it turns out, Keane himself made this point. When the feed cut back to McCoy, he said that the former Ireland captain had informed of his trophy winning exploits.

Ed, Robbie Keane just told me he won the League Cup in 2008.

He was never going to let that one slide.


It seems that the ex-jockey also forgot the biggest achievement of Keane's career.

Justice for the Carling Nations Cup.

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15 March 2023; Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, centre, with winning connections after winning the Brown Advisory Novices' Chase on The Real Whacker during day two of the Cheltenham Racing Festival at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham, England. Photo by Harry Murphy/Sportsfile
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