Deano's Beeno is trained by Martin Pipe. "Having the Pipe horses to ride makes my job a lot easier," McCoy said.
The Royal SunAlliance Chase hope Tullymurry Toff is out for the season after cracking a bone in his knee
William Hill are to sponsor the National Hunt Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
The BHB has agreed that RaceTech, the provider of racing's integrity services, can be sold to the Racecourse Association for pounds 1, rather than to PhD Information Ltd, which runs the Gambit race-ratings service on the Internet, for pounds 50,000.