Mullins stalls on calls for stayers

WILLIE MULLINS is not making an instant decision about how to split Boston Bob and Back in Focus at the Cheltenham Festival.

Both the staying novices are owned by Graham Wylie and have similar records over fences, with last year's Albert Bartlett runner-up Boston Bob only scraping home in both starts.

Back In Focus has shown more in three outings, culminating in a narrow defeat of stablemate Aupcharlie in a Leopardstown Grade One over Christmas.

Mullins said: "Back in Focus could go for either the four-miler or the RSA. Boston Bob is in the RSA, he could drop back to the Jewson but we will see nearer the day. We will try to pick the easiest option for both of them."