Derby hero Golden Horn stretched his unbeaten record to five races with a superb all-the-way victory in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

John Gosden's colt was a stunning winner of the premier Classic at Epsom last month and was the 4-9 favourite for his first appearance against his elders.

With just five runners going to post, who would make the running was uncertain, but Frankie Dettori kept things simple aboard the market leader and after a tardy start, soon allowed him to stride on at the head of affairs.

The Grey Gatsby, a dual Group One winner and just touched off in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot last time, was widely regarded as the biggest threat to his younger opponent and kept at close quarters throughout in the hands of Jamie Spencer.

The big two settled down to fight it out in the straight and just for a moment it looked as though The Grey Gatsby might cause a minor upset.

However, in receipt of 11lb, Golden Horn began to assert in the final furlong and passed the post three- and-a-half lengths to the good.

The winner's stable companion Western Hymn was a long way back in third.

Dettori said: "I was in front and Jamie was very clever and attacked me early. He eyeballed me and this horse showed what a true champion he is. He showed a lot of guts to get the win in the end."

"He's a remarkable horse and up there with the very best I've ridden" - Frankie Dettori on Golden Horn

The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in three weeks' time is the next possible target for Golden Horn, but connections will not rush a decision on his participation.

Gosden said: "I think the moment the draw came out we knew we had to go forward. We hoped someone else would go on and they didn't.

"What a lovely clean race, with The Grey Gatsby right there. It was clean all the way, with a top three-year-old and a top older horse.

"I thought it was a real ding-dong and then in the last furlong he's asserted properly and strongly. He's found three lengths.

"He's a very high-class horse. He's won his Derby, he's come here and won the Eclipse.

"I've got enormous respect for the second and personally I thought it was a purists race and a great race.

"He ran once as a two-year-old, one run in April, one run in May, one run in June and now one in July.

"The horse will tell me, that's my job - I have to watch and feel and see how he is.

"If he's in good form, of course the King George would be wonderful to run in, but if it's a dance too far then we wouldn't. We'll do right by the horse.

"He's not in the Arc, so he'd have to be supplemented. I think he'd be an Arc horse unless it went bottomless."

Dettori added: "He's been working brilliant and he's a Derby winner getting the weight allowance.

"We said 'we know he's the best horse, let's prove to the world that he is', so we did it the hard way.

"It kind of took him by surprise as he's never been in front.

"Jamie Spencer rode a great race and took me on three out and got upsides at the two. My horse had every chance to give in, but he showed what a true champion he is. He wouldn't go down and put some daylight between them at the end.

"He's a very laid back horse, you have to be aggressive with him.

"In all the races I've rode him in, he never finishes tired. He must have a remarkable physique as he hits the line running every time.

"He's a remarkable horse and up there with the very best I've ridden."

The Grey Gatsby's trainer, Kevin Ryan, was thrilled with the performance of his stable star.

He said: "It was a great race, which the race deserves to be.

"I think we've seen a very exceptional horse, I think we've seen two exceptional horses, for him to concede the weight he has done.

"I thought two (furlongs) down we had him, but he (Golden Horn) is a very tough horse and he looked fantastic.

"There were no hard-luck stories. Both jockeys rode great races.

"We're very proud of our horse and I think now we'll just wait for the Juddmonte (International). I'd love to take him back to York, our home track.

"It gives us about six weeks, I think he deserves that now."

Gosden's Waady put himself in line for a tilt at next month's Nunthorpe Stakes at York as the fast-improving sprinter extended his excellent record at the course in the Coral Charge.

The son of Approve made it three from three at the Esher venue with an impressive display in last month's Scurry Stakes and with Mecca's Angel a notable absentee, the three-year-old was the 5-2 favourite stepped up to Group Three level against his elders.

Waady was awash with sweat beforehand, appeared a little too keen to get on with his job once the gates opened and found himself caught in a pocket, but it is perhaps a measure of his talent that he managed to overcome adversity in the hands of Paul Hanagan.

Once switched wide by the former champion jockey inside the last of five furlongs, the youngster showed off his acceleration and a good deal of heart in a tight spot to score by half a length.

There was plenty of scrimmaging in behind, with Oisin Murphy, rider of the runner-up Wind Fire, deemed the guilty party by the stewards.

The talented young jockey was handed a nine-day suspension (18-26 July) after being found guilty of careless riding.

Gosden said: "He's taken on the older horses on his home turf. I think I should probably stable him at Sandown! He loves this track - he's run here and won four times.

"He's put in a good performance, having had trouble in running. I couldn't be more pleased with the horse. He's going the right way.

"I think you've got to consider that (Nunthorpe). He's won a Group Three, I know that's a Group One which is a titanic leap, but you've got to consider it."

Eye Of The Storm (5-1) landed a cosy success in the Listed Coral Marathon under Pat Dobbs.

Amanda Perrett's charge could be called the winner some way out as he was swinging along on the bridle while the majority of his rivals in the extended two-mile heat kicked into overdrive.

However, Angel Gabrial and Forgotten Voice were not prepared to go down without a fight and threw down late challenges in the final furlong.

Eye Of The Storm, who was a Group Three winner when trained by Aidan O'Brien, had plenty in reserve though and fended off their efforts by a head and half a length respectively.

Perrett is now targeting the Qatar Goodwood Cup on 30 July for the five-year-old, who was having just his second start for new connections.

She said: "He was a little bit keen and he will have to learn to settle better when he goes to Goodwood. He loves life and it's not easy only having one eye, but he is brave and that is one thing you can say about him.

"He was bought as a Goodwood Cup horse as the owner (George Materna) loves his stayers and he has a box at the track."