IF you are interested in finding out what the weather is doing or is likely to do, you don’t need to check the forecast these days, you just need to check the betting for this afternoon’s Coral-Eclipse.

At the start of the week, when the rain was in the ground and in the sky, fast ground horse Time Test was a drifter, as the money came for The Gurkha and My Dream Boat and Hawkbill, who are all proven on soft ground. Then yesterday, as the sun shone and the wind blew at Sandown, the money came for Time Test, while My Dream Boat and Hawkbill both drifted.