SO all eyes now go on to Galway, a guaranteed good news week for Irish racing and full on mainsteam media coverage throughout the week. Type Galway Plate or Galway Hurdle into Twitter and you will get about 20 different comments for who is the most likely winner of the big races.

Again we have the situation where, such is the talent down through the Irish handicap division, that the big two owners can control the weights. A classy horse at the top like Sub Lieutenant and Valseur Lido in the Plate, and Wicklow Brave in the Hurdle will allow others in on a nice weight.