By Andrew Atkinson 

Tom Marquand rode William Haggas trained six-year-old Addeybb to victory at Ascot on Saturday in the Group 1 Qipco Champion Stakes, ahead of French raider Skalleti and Aidan O’Brien trained favourite Magical, selected by

“What a credit to the whole team at home,” said Marquand as Addeybb gained a third Group 1 win, his first in Britain.

“He deserved that so much – he’s been knocking on the door and shows he’s a champion but never had his day – now he’s got it,” said Marquand.

“He travelled like a true, good horse throughout the race,” added Marquand.

“He’s a marvellous horse and he was really up for it today. He was fantastic – I’m absolutely thrilled for everyone. That was great.

“He stays, he’s tough. He loved the ground and loves it here too,” said jubilant Haggas.

Keats and Tempus, selected by were both withdrawn ahead of the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot.