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Walsh has Punchestown dilemma

Ruby Walsh admits to having had sleepless nights as to whether he rides Boston Bob or On His Own in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

The fit-again jockey has the option of partnering either of the Willie Mullins-trained chasers in next Wednesday's Grade One over three miles and a furlong.

On His Own finished second in the Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival, but Boston Bob made an emphatic return to form in the Melling Chase at Aintree.

Walsh intends to walk the Punchestown track on Sunday to help reach a decision.

He told the Irish Examiner: "There is the choice I am going to have to make that is keeping me awake at night, On His Own or Boston Bob in the Gold Cup on Wednesday.

"I had a spin on both of them on Tuesday and they went equally well, leaving me none the wiser as to the way to go.

"I intend to walk the track at Punchestown tomorrow, see what the ground is like, then take the weather into account and arrive at a conclusion."