AFTER all the excitement of last week’s Irish Champions Weekend, the St Leger at Doncaster and Arc Trials Day at Chantilly, the period under review in this edition of Time Will Tell seems rather mundane.

Best timefigure of the week in Britain and Ireland came in a handicap, if not any old handicap or any old effort. Brando won the £200,000-added William Hill Ayr Gold Cup with one of the handicap performances of the modern era, defying a BHA mark of 110, the highest by any winner of any race in over two years.