THE other Group 1 of the week - the QIPCO Falmouth Stakes in the relative tranquillity of a Friday afternoon slot - was in stark contrast one of the most falsely-run group races of recent times.

Amazing Maria’s overall time of 1m 42.05s was more than 2 seconds slower than Mitraad recorded in winning a handicap carrying more weight later on the card and prompts a timefigure of just 48.