Palace Pier was the highlight of the week in racing with the exceptional miler cementing himself as one of the best at that distance in the sport.
Having had a prep run at Sandown, he came on a fair bit for the run and demolished a decent field with only the filly Lady Bowthorpe being able to throw it down to him.
The pair pulled clear of the third placed Top Rank, who himself was a further five lengths clear of the others, making it a dominant display in a classy Group One.
His trainer John Gosden has now explained that he will head back to Royal Ascot in the Group One Queen Anne Stakes and having already won at the track it makes for a exciting spectacle, taking on similar horses.
Palace Pier is now the 4/6 favourite to make it back to back Group Ones at Royal Ascot.