Ciaran Murphy's attention will be occupied by the Olympics but he must refocus on Monday for a piece of his own glory on the opening evening of the Galway Festival.
The amateur rider's twin brother, Joseph, is competing for Ireland in both the individual and team three-day eventing and posted a respectable score of 55.60 in the dressage aboard Electric Cruise.
Joseph will have completed the cross-country section by the time Ciaran gets the leg-up on Shadow Eile in the feature Carlton Hotel Galway City (Q.R.) Handicap.
The Murphy siblings sharpened their skills with local Mullingar trainer Dot Love, a former eventer who also has racehorses, and Ciaran is her assistant.
Shadow Eile, who carries top weight in this ultra-competitive two-mile event, won a Grade Two novice hurdle at Fairyhouse in April and successfully turned her hand to the Flat in a maiden at Ballinrobe a week ago.
"We went to see Joseph in the dressage at Greenwich and he went really well, it was very exciting," said Love.
"We will watch the rest on television as it's time for Galway now. Ciaran rides Shadow Eile and she's absolutely fabulous.
"She ran so well on the Flat the other day but is carrying a lot of weight."
The mare is also engaged in Thursday's Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle and Love said: "She was a fair way down in the weights and we are waiting to see if other horses drop out, but the race was the aim and she could certainly run in both."
Another to have been in useful form of late is Sky Pilot, but trainer Joanna Morgan is worried about the Dermot Weld factor.
Weld is dominant at Ballybrit year after year, winning this event between 2007 and 2009, and fields Midnight Music this time.
Sky Pilot has not been out of the first two in his last four starts and was a runner-up to Captain Cee Bee at the Curragh last time.
"The Weld horses are always dangerous as they have that bit of class, but I couldn't be happier with mine," said Morgan.
"It's competitive but he goes on any ground and will give a good account of himself."
Other smart dual-purpose sorts potentially having a warm-up for bigger events later in the week include Galway Hurdle entry Tornedo Shay and Philip Fenton's Caim Hill, who is in the Plate and slammed Osana in the Midlands National at Kilbeggan last time.