YOU won’t repeat the Pat Smullen race, you won’t replicate it. You couldn’t. You can’t do something for the first time again. Nor would you want to. It was a one-off, unique, and it was special because it was a one-off.

You could put something else in place. Keep the champions theme that Pat Smullen started, which is consistent with Irish Champions Weekend. You won’t have the box-office-ness of the nine former champions that we had on Sunday, or the originality of it, but you could invite the champions who are currently riding.