Sunnyhillboy misses Gold Cup
Sunnyhillboy is a non-runner in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, potentially freeing Tony McCoy up to ride Sir Des Champs.
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Willie Mullins and Michael O'Leary have been looking for a jockey for their leading fancy since Davy Russell was ruled out with a punctured lung.
McCoy is now likely to head their short-list with Jonjo O'Neill taking Sunnyhillboy out because of a bad scope. Stablemate Cloudy Copper also misses the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle having been cast in his box.