Wide receiver: He must be some horse that Rebel Fitz, came five wide round the bends at Listowel and still won by five lengths. Did Mikey O’Connor have a “shocker”?

Whip hand: It’s bad enough getting done for the whip when you are fighting out a close finish. It must have been particularly annoying for Silvestre De Sousa to trigger a whip referral that led to a 21 day ban after unnecessarily hitting Toocoolforschool when clearly winning the Mill Reef by many lengths. Not too cool in this instance.