BEST Solution – representing Goldophin – took the honours in the feature £60,000 Group Three Worthington’s “Indigo Leisure” Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

The 6/1 chance, trained by Saeed bin Suroor and ridden by Pat Cosgrave, tracked the other Godolphin runner Frontiersman (Charlie Appleby/James Doyle, 9/2 Fav) and travelled well throughout the mile-and-a-half contest. The three-year-old Kodiac colt went into the lead more than a furlong from home as Frontiersman began to fade and never looked in any serious danger as he drew steadily clear.

Raheen House (Brian Meehan/Jamie Spencer, 5/1) stayed on to take second, a length and three-quarters behind the winner with Danehill Kodiac (Richard Hannon/Sean Levey, 11/1) taking third, another length and a half in arrears. The winning time was 2min 40.68secs.

Tommy Burns, travelling manager for Godolphin, said: “Best Solution is a solid Group race performer.

“He didn’t like the ground when he ran in the Derby earlier in the season and the ground also went against him last time in Germany.

“The soft ground today is what he likes. That will be it in Europe for him I would imagine and he will be going out to Dubai for the winter.”

Winning jockey Cosgrave added: “Best Solution won a Derby trial earlier in the season and then ran in it. The Derby is obviously always a very tough race and the ground went against him, it was too quick.

“He has been campaigned at a high level this season and is a grand horse to have around. The ground is the key to him – he loved the conditions today.”

The second Group Three contest was the £40,000 Bathwick Tyres Stakes, staged over seven furlongs for two-year-olds.

This contest went to 4/1 chance Nebo, who gained a deserved success after four placings in Group Two company during 2017.

Partnered by Frankie Dettori, the Kodiac colt was delivered to challenge entering the final furlong and passed the long-time leader Mythical Magic (Charlie Appleby/James Doyle, 2/1 Fav) and then Tangled (Richard Hannon/Sean Levey, 15/2) to go on and win by half a length in 1:27:87.

Winning trainer Charlie Hills said: “He handles this ground and I thought it was a masterclass ride from Frankie. He got a good lead from the Godolphin (Mythical Magic) and Richard Hannon (Tangled) horses.

“He has been placed in four Group Two races this year and has been so consistent. He will have a break now and we will look at bringing him back in the Greenham and then go down the Commonwealth Cup route.”

Julie Martin, who owns Nebo along with her husband David, added: “I think he is going to be amazing next year. He was well-bought by Jill Lamb and after lots of seconds this year, it is fantastic to have won a nice race with him.”

Other winners were 6/1 shot Red Starlight in the Conundrum EBF Fillies’ Novice Race, Airshow (11/1) in the Sir Gerald Whent Memorial Nursery and the Dettori-ridden Century Dream in the Worthington’s Alzheimer’s Society Handicap.

Hikmaa prevailed in the Bathwick Tyres Stakes before Dettori completed a treble on board 13/8 favourite Highgarden in the Conundrum EBF Fillies’ Novice Race.

The final race of the day was claimed by Bybrook in the Worthington’s “Victoria Club” Lady Jockeys’ Handicap.