BRETON Rock came from the clouds to deliver a 50/1 knockout blow in the Group 2 Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
The John Cook-owned seven-year-old has long been a hero for many at Trillium Place and he further boosted his reputation with a career-best display in the seven-furlong contest on the Downs.
Dropped out from a very wide draw, jockey Andrea Atzeni was content to bide his time way out the back as they went relatively hard at it through the early exchanges.
The speed on the front end cranked up a notch inside the three-pole but Andrea was still content to sit, sit, sit.
It was a tactic that paid off in spades inside the closing quarter of a mile. Breton Rock was switched to the outer and was clearly full of running.
He simply swamped his rivals with a blistering burst of speed. Inside the final 100 yards there were still some big guns to pass.
But Breton Rock had the answers and beat them all, winning by half a length. What a star!
Trainer David Simcock said: "This horse has given John and all the yard terrific satisfaction, fun and pleasure.
"He doesn't let us down. He picks up the pieces and wins us a nice one - the Park, the Criterion - every year. He is just a wonderful horse to have around."