Beckhampton trainer Roger Charlton cheered by Time Test win at Royal Ascot
In the colours of owner Khalid Abdullah, with Frankie Dettori in sparkling form and the ground right, Time Test trained at Beckhampton by Roger Charlton ran away with the Group Three Tercentenary Stakes on Royal Ascot's Gold Cup day.
The race turned into a battle between Marlborough trainers.
Sent off as favourite for the race, Dettori took Time Test from midfield to beat the Queen's horse Peacock by three and a quarter lengths. Peacock is trained by Marlborough trainer Richard Hannon and was ridden by local jockey Richard Hughes.
After the race Dettori said the three-tear-old Time Test felt like a Group One horse.
In the run-up to Royal Ascot, Roger Charlton had the disappointment of finding one of his star horses Al Kazeem had suffered an injury and could not run in this week's Prince of Wales's Stakes. The seven-year-old suffered an injury when winning the prestigious Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh last month - by a neck.
Al Kazeem was retired to stud at the end of the 2013 season, but proved sub-fertile and returned to racing the following year. The Tattersalls Gold Cup won his owner €155,000.