Tony McCoy was presented with the trophy for his 20th and final National Hunt jockeys' championship before riding in the bet365 AP McCoy Celebration Chase at Sandown.
The trophy was commissioned by the then British Horseracing Board back in 2007 and as the retiring McCoy is the only rider to have lifted it, having dominated the title since 1996, it was announced on Friday that he would be awarded the trophy permanently.
Menorah claimed back-to-back successes in the Listed bet365 Oaksey Chase as he fended off the late charge of Al Ferof at Sandown.
Philip Hobbs' charge was a 17-length winner of the two-mile-six-furlong heat last term but he had to work much harder for his length-and-a-quarter success.
Sandown’s penultimate race on Saturday is a thirty grand handicap chase (5.00), and the two that make most appeal are Generous Ransom and Horizontal Speed, who sit at the top of the weights in a competitive little heat. It is hard to split the tightly-matched pair but the former just edges the verdict.
Lincoln (stall 14 of 14) beat only one home after making the early running in the Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster on his comeback, an effort that is easy to forgive as the track was eating front-runners alive and his best form is at 7f.
Today is all about celebrating the career and waving goodbye to AP McCoy as a jockey and he has two final rides for us to enjoy on his final day in the saddle. We preview all the main action from a top class and emotional day at Sandown Park this afternoon.