McCoy dominates Aintree card
Tony McCoy won the feature Old Roan Chase at Aintree before going on to complete a treble at the Liverpool track.
McCoy doubled up aboard Jonjo O'Neill-trained 7-2 joint-favourite Josies Orders in the Betfred Mobile Casino Novices' Handicap Hurdle.
And he soon completed his hat-trick through O'Neill's Shutthefrontdoor (4-5 favourite) in the Betfred Bingo Novices' Chase.
O'Neill said: "AP lifted him (Josies Orders) home, really. I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
"He (Shutthefrontdoor) jumped well. He's a lovely chasing type, but I don't want to overface him."
The only slightly disappointing result for McCoy came in the concluding Betfred "Racing's Biggest Supporter" Maiden Hurdle, as Champion Bumper runner-up Regal Encore was beaten at odds-on by 7-1 shot Garde La Victoire.
Winning trainer Philip Hobbs said: "He only had one run last season in a small race at Exeter so we wanted to learn more about him today. He's done it really well, we'll get him home and see how he is and take it from there."
Regal Encore's trainer, Anthony Honeyball, said: "That was a good start for him and hopefully his jumping will sharpen up a bit for that experience. We'll find another similar race in about four weeks."
Harry Fry's Karinga Dancer (4-1 co-favourite) appears destined for bigger and better things after making a winning comeback in the Betfred Goals Galore Handicap Hurdle, his fourth victory in succession.
Fry said: "The plan before today was to go straight over fences with him, but we'll see how he's reassessed over hurdles and go from there."
Gordon Elliott's Irish raider Jamsie Hall (10-1) got the better of Pigeon Island and Categorical in a thrilling three-way finish to the Betfred Mobile Sports Veterans' Handicap Chase.
Winning jockey Keith Donoghue, riding at Aintree for the first time, returned to the winner's enclosure with his silks splattered in blood.
He said: "I had a cut on my lip and I hit myself in the face with my whip at one of the fences, but it didn't make any difference.
"I got to the front a bit soon. The horse jumped the second-last so well and I just had to keep him going then. Thankfully he held on."
Father-son combination Nick and Kit Alexander combined to take the Betfred Mobile Lotto Handicap Chase with 10-1 shot Rossini's Dancer.
Winning trainer Nick said: "We were thinking about hunter chasing, but we wanted to see if he could do it off this mark first and he obviously can.
"I don't think he'll be going hunter chasing now. He's an absolute star."