Trueshan benefitted from the late withdrawal of Stradivarius in the Goodwood Cup, as the gelding cruised clear of his rivals in the two-mile Group 1 contest in West Sussex.
After the news broke of John & Thady Gosden choosing to declare their superstar stayer as a non-runner due to the ground, Trueshan became the odds-on favourite for the contest.
The five-year-old justified his market price with a comfortable victory on a testing surface in Chichester.
Partnered up with Hollie Doyle, the gelding was second coming into the home straight and he was given the challenge of catching the front-running Nayef Road.
He swallowed up his opponent and began his charge for home, with several of his rivals in pursuit.
The gelding showed his stamina in the final furlong, pulling away in style to win by three and three-quarter lengths.
Away He Goes ran a cracker to finish second at odds of 33/1 for Ismail Mohammed, while Sir Ron Priestley claimed third for Mark Johnston.
Ralph Beckett had a memorable afternoon in West Sussex as the Andover trainer claimed a quickfire double, starting in the Group 2 Vintage Stakes.
Angel Bleu got the better of the unbeaten Berkshire Shadow in the 7f contest, keeping on well in the final furlong to land victory by three-quarters of a length.
Kinross completed the double only 35 minutes later, as he defeated some useful rivals in the Group 3 Lennox Stakes.
The gelding pushed in front of Happy Power in the final strides and managed to fend off the late challenges of Creative Force and Space Blues to claim success by a neck in the 7f contest.
Migration showed a rapid turn of foot to land the Chesterfield Cup Handicap for David Menuisier, while Roger Teal’s Sisters In The Sky gave Hollie Doyle a double in the 6f Stakes.
Anghaam claimed the 1m Fillies’ Handicap for Richard Hannon and Hugo Palmer‘s Lovely Breeze landed success in the 6f Handicap.