I’ve been wondering whether perhaps I should lower my standards and start writing up those that earn ratings lower than my normal benchmark of 36 on the grounds that they’re the best of a bad bunch.

Thankfully, I can now ditch that idea because the time Tarfasha (38) clocked when winning the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes at Naas against older horses was exceptional. It marks her out as not just the best of a bad bunch but as one of the fastest Oaks trial winners in the last decade.