Andy Kirkpatrick, however, does not respond to the stereotype of the gnarly, karabiner-clanging rock jock
propping up the bar in Llanberis.
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.
Tomorrow's tips CHESTER: GAZETTE BET: 3.30 Rock Jock
. NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.20 Storming Bernard, 2.55 He's So Cool, 3.30 Lexi's Hero (nap), 4.05 Kingscroft, 4.40 Big Note, 5.10 Unknown Rebel, 5.45 Amazing King MARKET RASEN: GAZETTE BET: 4.15 Knight Legend.
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.
: Cory Monteith (right) and (above) the cast of Glee
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.
Veteran rock jock
Randy Raley has landed at KLOU (103.3 FM), handling the 2 to 6 p.m.
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).