Twice Over got first run on Vision d'Etat as the enterprising tactics employed by Tom Queally gave the winning 4-year-old son of Observatory his second successive victory in the Group 1, $602,000 Champion Stakes.
Canford Cliffs overcame a series of self-imposed difficulties at Goodwood on Wednesday to win the Group 1, $467,000 Sussex Stakes with a perfectly timed late run that caught Rip Van Winkle in the shadow of the line.
An astonishing performance by the largely untried but fast improving Workforce electrified the crowd at Epsom on Saturday as the Michael Stoute-trained son of King's Best romped to a seven-length triumph in the $2.1 million Epsom Derby.
Hopes that Sea the Stars will be able to run in the $1.4 million Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday were gaining strength Thursday as Wednesday's rain was being absorbed by the track under sunny and breezy skies.
Spanish Moon made good in his first start in three months with a convincing victory in the Group 1, $556,000 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in which the favored Youmzain failed once again in finishing third.