Cornelius Lysaght reflects on the brilliance of Battaash and a day of drama on and off the track at the Qatar Goodwood Festival.
Hamdan Al Maktoum's brilliant sprinter won the Qatar King George Stakes for the fourth time with a performance that shattered his previous track record.
So how would he have fared against Shadwell's other speedball, Dayjur?
He and David Ord reflect on the victory of Tilsit in the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes and the subsequent stewards' enquiry. Are the interference rules in Britain right at the moment?
News too that the experiment of allowing crowds back in to the course on Saturday has been scrapped - so where does that leave British racing?