YOU can look for the plot horses in the Galway Plate all you like, but you have to begin your assessment with Road To Riches, and it is very difficult to move past him.
So the Gigginstown House horse has top weight, he will have 11st 10lb to carry, which will be 9lb more than his highest-weighted rival, and history tells us that it is difficult for horses to carry big weights to victory in the Galway Plate. Ansar in 2005 is the last Plate winner to carry that type of burden. That was 11 years ago. Indeed, Ansar is the last winner to carry 11 stone or more.