FIVE days of Glorious Goodwood, not to mention seven days of Gruelling Galway, promises to be too much to squeeze into next week’s “Time Will Tell” so I have special dispensation to deal with the first day’s action of the former in this week’s column. The remainder will be carried over.

Goodwood’s Clerk of the Course came in for criticism for a significant amount of watering leading up to Tuesday’s curtain-raiser, but times show that the surface was still quite quick and would presumably have been lightning fast otherwise.