A hearing regarding the running and riding of Foxrock at Punchestown in December concluded on Saturday evening after evidence was heard throughout the day at Irish Turf Club headquarters at the Curragh.
There won’t be a dry eye in the house if LIE FORRIT (Ayr, 3.45) can land the Coral Scottish Grand National on Saturday.
Those drawn in the middle enjoyed the best of things in the Navan Welcomes Owners Today Handicap last year, with the first four finishers drawn 11, 10, 12 and 8 of 23, and I’m expecting something similar to occur in today’s 21-runner renewal.
The 2015 Group 3 Aon Greenham Stakes has nine excellent 3yos slugging it out for the £60,000 prize. But there is more at stake than money here, it is a huge springboard for these youngsters which will tell us plenty about their classic credentials and indeed their rung on the ladder. So - who wins?