McCoy leans towards Tent

  • Last Updated: February 14 2014, 18:14 GMT

Tony McCoy expects to ride My Tent Or Yours rather then Jezki in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham next month.

My Tent Or Yours: Likely to be ridden by McCoy
My Tent Or Yours: Likely to be ridden by McCoy

Both horses are owned by his boss, JP McManus, and both have Festival form, with the Nicky Henderson-trained My Tent Or Yours second to Champagne Fever in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle 12 months ago.

Jezki was third in the same race, but My Tent Or Yours has so far enjoyed a slightly more fruitful first senior campaign, winning the Fighting Fifth and Christmas Hurdles.

For his part Jessica Harrington's Jezki has claimed the Hatton's Grace and finished second and fourth to two-mile king Hurricane Fly, not beaten far on either occasion although slightly disappointing most recently in the Irish Champion Hurdle.

McCoy told Luke Harvey on the At The Races Get In! programme: "I probably am going to ride My Tent Or Yours in the Champion Hurdle. I know Jezki is in there as well and I wouldn't rule out him running well, I just think he's a horse that would be better ridden a little bit differently.

"He won the Hatton's Grace over two and a half miles and he stays really well, he might benefit from being ridden a little bit more positively."


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