Mullins duo on Gold Cup trail

Willie Mullins’ pair of On His Own and Boston Bob top a list of 10 declared runners for Wednesday’s Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup.

Mullins duo on Gold Cup trail

Willie Mullins’ pair of On His Own and Boston Bob top a list of 10 declared runners for Wednesday’s Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup.

On His Own was last seen finishing a short-head second to Lord Windermere in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, while Boston Bob struck gold in the two-and-a-half-mile Melling Chase at Aintree earlier this month.

First Lieutenant disappointed when only fourth in the Betfred Bowl at Aintree and he will be sporting blinkers for the first time as trainer Mouse Morris tries to recapture the horse’s best form.

Nicky Henderson’s Long Run fell in the Crabbie’s Grand National but he returns to regulation fences for the Group One in which he finished second last term.

Alan King’s Medermit is the other British-trained representative in a race that also features Argocat, Foildubh, Lyreen Legend and Noble Prince.

Morning Assembly is also amongst the declarations, although he is due to run in Tuesday’s Growise Champion Novices Chase.

Ruby Walsh has opted to partner Boston Bob, with Paul Townend aboard On His Own, having ridden the horse to claim the Thyestes Chase earlier in the season.

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