Another smart two-year-old from Richard Hannon's seemingly inexhaustible supply-line provided Richard Hughes with his first winner of the season at Kempton today.
Hughes, who only returned on Tuesday from his 50-day suspension imposed in India, did not have to work too hard on Lyric Ace as he readily came a length and three-quarters clear in the Bet At Bluesquare.com Conditions Stakes.
The 4-7 favourite was only fourth behind Baileys Jubilee on his debut at this course last month, but went on to take a maiden at Leicester.
"One down, 99 more to go!" said Hughes. "For a very fast horse he's got a great stride on him, and he was on the wrong leg all the way, so this wasn't his track."
Richard Hannon jnr, the trainer's son and assistant, said: "It's good to have him (Hughes) back, as he knows these two-year-olds before they're even on the track.
"This is a really nice horse. He's got to be in the Royal Ascot plans and he might well go over to Ireland next for the Marble Hill Stakes."
John Gosden's Fallen For You had clearly flourished from her winter break as she asserted complete control in the Bet On Your Mobile At Blue Square EBF Conditions Stakes.
Sent off the 1-5 favourite for this mile event after a productive juvenile campaign which saw her finish second in the May Hill Stakes, Fallen For You was ridden by Ryan Moore to stretch her four rivals' stamina, but had enough left to quicken three and a quarter lengths away from Gifted Girl.
"She had been off for a long time so I'm very happy," said Gosden.
"She will now go for a Listed race over a mile at York, the Michael Seely Memorial Stakes.
"It's so important to get black type. She's in races like the Coronation Stakes but we'll take it step by step."
Sri Putra secured his first victory in over two years in the Get Your Bet On At Blue Square Paradise Stakes.
Roger Varian's six-year-old was not winning out of turn having been placed on multiple occasions in Group One company over the past couple of seasons.
Neil Callan sat towards the rear for much of the one-mile journey before unleashing his mount with a challenge down the centre of the course in the straight.
Saamidd was making his first appearance since finishing down the field in last year's 2000 Guineas and although he missed the break, Godolphin's inmate was really motoring against the stands' rail at the finish.
The two of them flashed past the post almost as one, but the photo-finish revealed 11-2 chance Sri Putra had held on by a nose.
Varian said: "He's a good horse. He doesn't win very often so it's nice to see him win today.
"He would have come here for a racecourse gallop if this meeting hadn't been on as the ground would have been too soft for him at Ascot.
"He's probably now going to go to Italy a week on Sunday for the Premio (Presidente) della Repubblica at Capannelle."
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said of the runner-up: "We are very happy with that run.
"He'd fractured his pelvis so he'd been off for a long time.
"Frankie (Dettori) said that the horse just took him wide, but we are very pleased and it's good to see him back."
Colour Vision made a most impressive debut for the Godolphin team in the Blue Square Levy Board Sagaro Stakes.
The four-year-old grey enjoyed a fine end to 2011 when trained by Mark Johnston, winning at Pontefract before placing in the Cesarewitch and the British Champions Long Distance Cup at Ascot.
Dettori was happy to sit out the back for much of the two-mile journey and he still had each of his five rivals to pass at the top of the straight.
But when the Italian jockey did go for his mount, the response was impressive as Colour Vision (9-2) finished strongly to take the Group Three prize by a length and a half - without being seriously troubled.
Red Cadeaux, last year's Melbourne Cup runner-up, ran a perfectly respectable race to finish second on his seasonal reappearance.
Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford said: "I can't say we were expecting that because we thought he was a bit undercooked, but he clearly runs very well fresh.
"He'll definitely be aimed for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot and we will just have to decide whether he has one more run before then, perhaps in the Henry II Stakes (Sandown)."
Red Cadeaux's trainer Ed Dunlop said: "It was a good run with a 3lb penalty.
"He's been beaten by a progressive horse, but this was very much a prep run for the Yorkshire Cup.
"All being well later in the year we'll look to be going back to the Melbourne Cup, but I wanted to get him out in the early part of the season."
Hannon and Hughes again found the target as Gusto recorded his fifth consecutive victory in the bluesquare.com ascot.co.uk Pavilion Stakes.
The 6-4 favourite broke smartly in the six-furlong Listed contest and Hughes was happy to let his charge run to the lead rounding the first turn.
The challengers were queuing up once the field straightened up for home, with the teak-tough Bannock briefly leading.
But Hughes had not gone for everything on Gusto, who roared back to win the argument by three-quarters of a length.
Burwaaz met trouble in running but finished strongly to grab third, while Samminder was another eyecatcher for whom the necessary gaps never appeared.
Hannon jnr said of Gusto: "I think he wants to go back up to seven furlongs now.
"He's a real battler and his big aim is the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot.
"He's been quite busy, so we might freshen him up for that."