Battleground showed his rivals a clean pair of heels under Ryan Moore as he ran out an impressive winner of the Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes at Goodwood.
The winner is certainly bred to be a champion as the first foal of Arc winner Found, by top sire War Front
After showing infinite promise when fifth on his debut in June, the Aidan O'Brien-trained Battleground stepped up to claim the Listed Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot and he added a Group Two prize with the minimum of fuss on the Downs.
Sent off the 13-8 favourite, Battleground was settled in behind the pace-setting pair of Thunder Of Niagara and King Zain, racing three wide in around fifth place until Moore opted to kick on between the two-and three-furlong markers.
Battleground took a couple of strides to get going, but more than had the measure of second-placed Devious Company, triumphing by two lengths. Youth Spirit was a further length and a quarter back in third.
Afterwards, O'Brien said afterwards: "We were very happy with him at home and we just thought it was a lovely race for experience for him. The ground was lovely and safe and I think Ryan was very happy with him.
"We would be thinking his next run would be the National Stakes if everything was well, but he's a horse we've always loved.
"He's very genuine and a big, powerful horse and that's the way she (Found) was as well."
O'Brien thinks a mile will be his trip, adding: "We thought he would be a miler probably - he's got speed, he's a strong traveller and he is by War Front and out of Found, so we thought he'd get a mile.
"Obviously all our two-year-olds got a little bit messed up at the start of the season, then we had to rush some of them to get to Ascot, so that wasn't ideal.
"It's very early for horses yet and an awful lot of horses will come out - some will improve, some will stand still and some will go back."
Space Blues (2-1F) put in a power-packed finish to claim Group Two honours in the Qatar Lennox Stakes.
The four-year-old, seeking a hat-trick following a Listed win at Haydock and a French Group Three, was settled towards the rear of the field by William Buick as Marie's Diamond set out to make all.
Glorious Journey and Pierre Lapin were also prominent in the early exchanges, with Buick tracking Escobar through the field until producing his mount approaching the last of seven furlongs.
The Charlie Appleby-trained Space Blues showed an excellent change of gear when Buick kicked, soon pulling clear and going on two win by two lengths.
Duke Of Hazzard kept on for second after struggling to find a gap at one point- while Escobar was third, despite appearing to get a slight bump from Space Blues as he made his winning move.
Appleby was impressed, and may head back to France next with Space Blues.
"It was a pleasing performance," said the Newmarket trainer.
"He was the class horse in the race. I always felt he travelled into it really well and he got a good run into it.
"As per usual at Goodwood I'm sure there are a few hard-luck stories down on the rail. William gave him a nice ride and had a nice clean run at it."
Space Blues' next race will depend how quickly he recovers from his exertions.
Appleby added: "If he bounces well out of this I see no reason why we can't look at the Maurice de Gheest on 9 August.
"It comes up quick - it is only 10 days away. We will see how he bounces out of it, but it could be a potential target.
"He does deserve a big one, because he has knocked on the door enough times now. It would be nice for him to get a Group One tag around his neck if we can."