Best Solution, ridden by Pat Cosgrave, was a convincing winner of the Epsom Derby Trial at Lingfield.
The Godolphin colt, at odds of 7-1, beat Glencadam Glory by three and a quarter lengths, with Tartini third.
Sofia Rocks set the pace before Best Solution surged clear. Favourite Sir John Lavery trailed home in sixth.
“We went a good gallop and didn’t mess about,” said Cosgrave. “I couldn’t fault him. I thought it was a good performance with a penalty.”
Best Solution was cut to fifth favourite with some bookmakers for the Derby, which takes place on Saturday, 3 June.