THERE is no intention for this column to become a jockey fan page, but it is hard to let Irish Guineas weekend pass without praising Ryan Moore, deeply uncomfortable though the rider may be with anyone celebrating him.

Yes, it can be argued that he’s on the best horses, but he still needs to execute, and he did just that across the three days of the meeting, riding seven winners in all, six of them from the front, or close to it.