Champions Day at Ascot looks like being the next port of call for Kingman after the exceptional three-year-old made it four Group Ones in a row in the Prix Jacques Le Marois at Deauville on Sunday.

Trainer John Gosden revealed it was only a request from Kingman's owner Khalid Abdullah that ensured he participated at the Normandy course, with worries over the ground being too soft.

It was a tactical five-runner affair which developed into a sprint, but just as he had shown in the Irish Guineas, St James's Palace Stakes and Sussex Stakes, Kingman can produce incredible speed and with a flicker of effort from jockey James Doyle, he burst two and a half lengths away from Anodin.

Frankie Dettori was always hard at work on last year's runner-up Olympic Glory and never looked likely to trouble Kingman, eventually settling for third, while Clive Brittain's Rizeena just sneaked fourth.

Gosden said: "It was a 50-50 (to run) in my mind, and a very sporting gesture by the Prince.

"I didn't think he was entirely in love with the ground - it was different to anything else he had faced - but he's got a wonderful temperament and showed he can cope with anything.

"You had to be impressed with the way he went and won his race - the good thing was that he completely switched off.

"The plan is now the QEII (Ascot, 18 October), which has always been his end-of-year objective."