AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh return to action at Ayr

Tony McCoy was injured at the Grand National

AP McCoy and Ruby Walsh returned to action at Ayr on Friday after being injured at the Grand National meeting.

Walsh picked up a winner as he rode 5-1 chance The Knoxs to victory with McCoy out of the places on Divers in the two-and-a-half mile handicap chase.

Champion jockey McCoy picked up a knock when the ill-fated Synchronised fell in Saturday's National.

Walsh recovered from a head injury after a fall in the Aintree Hurdle for three rides at the Scottish track.

He is due to ride favourite Harry The Viking, who is part-owned by Sir Alex Ferguson, in the Scottish National on Satuday, while McCoy is on the Jonjo O'Neill-trained Galaxy Rock.

McCoy was pictured in pain after Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Synchronised fell at Becher's Brook.

The horse suffered a fractured leg five fences later after continuing riderless and had to be put down.

He had two rides at Ayr on Friday, with 3-1 favourite Merry King also out of the frame in the day's final race.

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