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McCoy will leave it late to choose key Festival mount

Tony McCoy expects to make a very late call on what he will ride in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March.

The champion jockey can currently pick from two leading lights, with Nicky Henderson's My Tent Or Yours and the Jessica Harrington-trained Jezki both carrying the colours of his boss JP McManus.

Jezki will have another go at undisputed two-mile king Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on Sunday, where they renew rivalries in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle after clashing at Christmas.

Hurricane Fly held sway that day, although many felt Jezki would have been a little closer had he enjoyed a bit better luck in running.

McCoy said: "It's not going to be an easy task taking on Hurricane Fly, that's for sure.

"I'll leave the decision on what I'll ride in the Champion Hurdle (at Cheltenham) until the day before.

"There's a fair chance we won't be stuck for a good jockey for which horse I don't ride. Maybe Barry (Geraghty) might ride the one I don't. We won't be stuck on that front.

"My Tent Or Yours won at Kempton (Christmas Hurdle) and Jezki might show us more on Sunday. There's no doubt Hurricane Fly is still the one to beat, but you've got to be hopeful."