The popular rock jock
, who's worked in RTE for almost four decades, recently got in hot water with Larry Bass of the Voice of Ireland after he described the talent competition as a "joke".
took this for Ireland last year and Bogini, who has won three times this season, is their representative here.
Four runs, that's the maximum number of previous times a likely winner will have seen the racecourse during the season, so we can start off this trawl through the stats by getting rid of Evens And Odds, Rock Jock
, Anne Of Kiev, Lui Rei and Barney McGrew.
He says: 'I think the first one I attended had Steve Hillage, egged on by Phil Easton, Radio City's nightly rock jock
who plugged it in-between tracks from Genesis.
After a 30-year career in his hometown, veteran rock jock
Mark Klose will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the seventh annual Achievement in Radio (AIR) Awards March 7.
His last ride didn't happen when Rock Jock
did his version of the old Hamlet cigar advertisement by refusing to race at Meydan in January.
For much of the straight, Rain Delayed and Rock Jock
duelled for the lead - but they had no answer when Croisultan swooped 50 yards from the line to score by three parts of a length.
, trained by Tracey Collins in Ireland, was three and three quarters of a length back in third.
But, 1lb better off today and in the belief she'll be ridden with more restraint and produced to challenge late, I expect Walk On Bye, a daughter of Danehill Dancer, to turn the tables on Snaefell and confirm Naas form with Invincible Ash (fifth), Rock Jock
(sixth) and Sir Gerry (seventh).
Veteran rock jock
Randy Raley is undergoing chemotherapy for a blood disorder, and will continue treatments until at least May.
At midnight Wednesdays, longtime rock jock
Jim Ladd hosts a commercial-free hour of sound effects, poetry and obscure music designed for headphone listening.
THE Godolphin trainers again dominated at Meydan and Do It All, originally a reserve but granted a run with the defection of Rock Jock
, sprang a surprise in the featured Zabeel Mile.