Started off by local handler Martin Cullinane and now with Noel Meade, like the brilliant hurdler Go Native before him, the Shane Shortall-ridden Road To Riches (14/1) gave Noel Meade his first winner in the big event when he landed the Thetote.com Galway Plate.
John Gosden's grip on the top level of British Flat racing tightened even further as Kingman again showed stunning acceleration to prise Goodwood's Qipco Sussex Stakes away from Toronado.
The impressive figures at Galway continued at the third session of the Festival, Thetote.com Galway Plate Day.
In 1993 Adrian Maguire rode the Galway Plate winner, General Idea, for Dermot Weld, and today his son Finian (3rd in the amateur handicap on Monday night on Fire Fighter) steered the odds-on favourite Whitey O' Gwaun to victory in the Grab A Grand With Tote (Q.R.) Maiden.
Dermot Weld sent out his fifth winner of the week at Galway when Brooch (4/9) made a most pleasing first start to take the Tote Return All Profits To Irish Racing Maiden.
Second here in a maiden over seven furlongs last September, Sophie's World returned to Ballybrit to credit her rider Sean Corby with his first winner at the Galway Festival in the Bet Online At Thetote.com Handicap.
Local horse Cairdiuil enhanced an already impressive Galway record when landing a punt in the Tote Trifecta Rollover Handicap under Wayne Lordan.
The Stewards met to consider a report from Chris Gordan, Turf Club Senior Security Officer, in relation to the participation at an unrecognised racemeeting of Dubawi Phantom (GB).
Just a race after being denied on Supreme Vic, Shane Shortall had the enjoyable experience of getting the better of Tony McCoy when his mount Greatness (4/1 favourite) caught and beat the record breaker's ride, Golden Ticket, by half a length in the 40,000 Euro Tote Jackpot Guarantee Handicap Hurdle at Galway.
Aidan O'Brien's Highland Reel ran out an impressive winner of the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
Liz Doyle's Cacheofgold found Bashful Beauty (owner Paul Mullins and trainer Norman Lee) too good at Wexford on Friday evening but she reversed placings with the same connections Supreme Vic when landing the Download The Tote Mobile App European Breeders Fund Mares Handicap Hurdle at Galway.
Most Peculiar (7s into 11/2) belied a concern about the suitability of the two mile trip when landing the 100,000 Euro Tote Picks Guarantee Maiden Hurdle at Galway.
Ante-post favourite Thomas Edison heads owner JP McManus' assault on the Guinness Galway Hurdle at the Ballybrit track on Thursday.
Pique Sous will be prepared for next year's Royal Ascot after a season-ending injury ruled the grey out of the Galway Hurdle.
Paul Hanagan faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a hairline fracture in an arm following a fall at Goodwood on Tuesday.
Thistle Bird will not run in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday, said trainer Roger Charlton.
Elleval will try to get back on track in the Desmond Stakes at Leopardstown on August 14 following an unsuccessful trip to Pontefract on Sunday.
David Marnane will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to turn out Zalty at Galway following his good effort at York on Saturday.
3.35 Queen Alphabet
4.10 King Ali , Dubawi Phantom , Swantykay
5.30 Orpheus Valley , Jacksonslady , Usuel Smurfer
6.05 Amazing Star , Beau Satchel , Muck 'N' Brass
1.55 Sohar , Romeo Montague , Waterclock
3.05 War Command
4.15 Luna Moon , Marigot Bay , Mary Ann Bugg
4.50 Water Hole , Sandra's Diamond
5.25 Englishman , Verse Of Love , Mu'ajiza , Piceno , Bravo Echo
7.05 Le Deluge
2.05 Star Of The Stage , The Fulwell End
3.50 Giovanni Jack
4.25 Mr McLaren
5.35 Bapak Muda , Rosie Hall
6.10 For Shia And Lula , Nelson's Bay
3.25 Lord Of Drums
5.10 Blueside Boy
5.45 Bless The Wings , Scotch Warrior , Hero De Villeneuve , Quito Du Tresor
6.20 Top Chief
7.30 Craftsmanship , Betty Bere
8.00 Ski Lift , Division Belle
8.35 Dino Mite , Kashmiri Sunset , Crystal Pearl
This year's Guinness Galway Hurdle is typically competitive but the weight of recent support has seen Thomas Edison shorten considerably at the head of the ante-post market.
Owner JP McManus will have his colours carried by at least seven horses as he bids to lift thetote.com Galway Plate for the fourth time in five years.
Road To Riches jumped his rivals silly in thetote.com Galway Plate to a cap a brilliant day for Shane Shortall.
Vastonea won the Topaz Mile Handicap, the feature on day two of the Galway Festival, for the second time.
Quick Jack gave favourite-backers plenty to cheer about when proving too strong in the feature Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap on day one of the Galway Festival.
Patrick Prendergast has hit a rich vein of form and the Curragh handler sent out his third winner in 24 hours when Bogardus took the Amanda Brunker Judges Littlewoods Ireland Ladies Day Rated Race at Wexford.