The big event of the weekend was the Group One Prix Jacques Le Marois and the John Gosden trained Palace Pier backed up his strong favouritism in the market to land the black type event.
The son of Kingman has been faultless to date, winning both his starts as a juvenile, starting at Sandown back in August winning a nice maiden and then going on to back that up over the same course and distance.
He made his seasonal debut at Newcastle on the all weather seeing off a stern effort from the Richard Fahey trained Acquitted but off the back of that he improved a massive amount to hunt down Pinatubo late in the day at Royal Ascot in the St James’s Palace Stakes.
Having four wins from four races, he put his unbeaten tag on the line in what was arguably his toughest event to date and in Heavy ground cleared away from the field with the Jessica Harrington trained Alpine Star the closest to him.
He really is a superstar that could step up 1 mile 2 furlongs next time out says his handler.