“GALWAY is the home of hard luck stories.” Gary O’Brien never said a truer word on RacingTV at the beginning of the week.

Mr Adjudicator was unlucky on Monday and Arctic Fire got murdered, Baraweez got no run on Tuesday, Beckwith Place was also unlucky in his run. Yorkhill lost his rider in unfortunate circumstances in the Plate, despite the best efforts of Paul Townend to stay on board. The bad luck continued with Yuften supporters when the gelding had to pass the whole field to get in with his effort from a slow wide break. And Chosen Mate suffered bad interference in the Hurdle on Thursday.