Aidan O'Brien described Magical as "the ultimate racehorse" following a smooth performance to justify Even-money favouritism in the £1,358,750 G1 QIPCO Champion Stakes at Ascot.

Just 13 days on from a fifth-placed effort in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Magical, a four-year-old daughter of Galileo, travelled powerfully throughout today's 10-furlong contest and ran on strongly to score by three-quarters of a length, defeating the staying-on Addeybb (5/1).