Davy Russell says fitness or lack of match practice will be no cause for concern for Presenting Percy.
He says will ride Presenting Percy in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup as if his mount has had 10 runs this season.
Russell, who won the Gold Cup on Lord Windermere in 2014, has been on Presenting Percy in 13 of his 15 races, apart from bumpers. He guided him to glory in last year's RSA Chase. Only trainer Pat Kelly knows the eight-year-old better than his jockey.
Presenting Percy has run only once since winning the RSA, landing the Galmoy Hurdle last month and will attempt to become only the second horse after Easter Hero 90 years ago to land the Gold Cup without having run over fences in the same season.
Russell recently made an appearance at our Dublin Racing Festival show:
Russell said he has no concerns and will carry on as normal.
"I'm not, no. It's nothing to do with me anyway but I'm happy. I'll be going into the race like he's had ten runs; it makes no difference to me. He'll be fit and I'll ride him the way I usually do," he said.
"If he's good enough, he's good enough, and if he's not, he's not. He's still a young horse and we still have a long season left. There are a lot of prizes to be picked up."