THERE was stiff competition for ride of the week (see above), and it is unusual that the ride on a loser should be in contention, but Denis O’Regan’s ride on Bedrock in the Galway Hurdle was exceptional.

Bedrock was a little recalcitrant in the preliminaries, he needed plenty of encouragement just to get him to line up and, when he did jump off, he did so at the back of the Galway Hurdle field, 20th of 20.