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On His Own to forgo bet365 Gold Cup for Punchestown tilt

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On His Own (left) and Lord Windermere - here fighting out the finish of last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup - renew their rivalry in tomorrow's Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup

On His Own (left) and Lord Windermere - here fighting out the finish of last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup - renew their rivalry in tomorrow's Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup

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On His Own (left) and Lord Windermere - here fighting out the finish of last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup - renew their rivalry in tomorrow's Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup

Top-weight On His Own is likely to swerve the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday in favour of a run at the Punchestown Festival.

Trainer Willie Mullins is leaning towards staying at home with last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up, with a tilt at the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup a more likely alternative.

He told At The Races: "I would prefer to go to Punchestown with On His Own."

PA Media