Grand National: AP McCoy projected on to Liver Building

Tony McCoy
Tony McCoy is on course to become the champion jump jockey for a 20th time in his final season
Crabbie's Grand National 2015, Aintree
Festival dates: 9-11 April Grand National: Saturday 11 April at 16:15 BST
Coverage: Live commentaries on all the big races on BBC Radio 5 live and online, with live text commentary on 11 April

A giant image of AP McCoy was beamed on to Liverpool's Royal Liver Building on the eve of the Grand National meeting at Aintree.

The projection on the landmark was accompanied by the words "the greatest jockey" and "the greatest race".

The 19-time champion jockey, who is retiring, was also inducted into Aintree's Hall of Fame, alongside late trainer Toby Balding, on Thursday.

McCoy, 40, will ride Shutthefrontdoor in the main race on Saturday afternoon.

Before then McCoy, from County Antrim, Northern Ireland, will ride Holywell in the Betfred Bowl on Thursday.

He also rides Jezki as the horse takes on fellow former champion hurdler Rock On Ruby and this year's Cheltenham runner-up Arctic Fire in the Aintree Hurdle.

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