THE drama in the 2019 apprentices’ championship went all the way to the end. Andrew Slattery was two ahead of Oisin Orr going into Naas on Sunday, 43-41, and he had four rides on the day. The SPs of his four rides suggested that his expected number of winners for the day was 0.39.

Oisin Orr had six rides which, at SPs, had an expected value of 0.69 winners. It was a big ask, to ride two more winners than Andrew Slattery would ride on the day, but he did it.