EVERY one of the Curragh’s races on Sunday was at a mile or less which compensated in ease of comparison for what it lacked in variety.

The most obvious finding is that the time recorded by three-year-old Speak In Colours in winning the Phoenix Sprint was 1.66s quicker than that achieved by the year younger Advertise in winning the Group 1 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. That reflects better on the former than the latter even after maturity is allowed for.