The former jump jockey won the Scottish Grand National on Hot Weld in 2007 but turned his attention to the Flat shortly afterwards.
Since then he has achieved almost 500 victories on the level – his best year being in 2010 when he partnered 76 winners.
By far his biggest success on the Flat came aboard Clever Cookie in the 2016 Betway Yorkshire Cup – his first taste of glory in the QIPCO British Champions Series.
He was making the most of a good opportunity as Daniel Tudhope was booked to ride, only to be injured in a fall 24 hours before.
“It’s a massive feeling for me as horses like this for me to ride are few and far between,” McDonald said. “To be able to show that if you give me the animal I can get the job done is a great confidence boost.”
QIPCO British Champions Series Victories
BCS Career statistics
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