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McCoy mulls Gold decision

Tony McCoy will decide on Thursday whether to partner Cantlow or Colour Squadron in Saturday's Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

The perennial champion jockey has the choice of owner JP McManus' three runners in the fiercely-competitive handicap, with Cantlow and Colour Squadron set to be joined by Tap Night.

McCoy partnered the latter to finish eighth in last month's Paddy Power Gold Cup and is set to get off him to ride either Paddy Power runner-up Colour Squadron or recent Newbury scorer Cantlow.

McCoy said: "It's a tough choice. I think Tap Night is probably a bit high in the handicap and it is probably going to be between Cantlow and Colour Squadron.

"You can make good cases for them both. Cantlow won at Newbury and comes into the race in good form.

"Colour Squadron doesn't win a lot and has flattered to deceive on occasions, but did run well in the Paddy Power.

"I'll have to decide in the morning before declaration time. I'll speak to the boss and go from there."