British raider Addeybb and jockey Tom Marquand were the toast of Australia once again as they claimed the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick in stunning fashion on Saturday.

The pair had broken their top-level duck in the Ranvet Stakes last month and showed that success was no fluke by producing a stunning turn of foot a furlong from home that saw him quicken to win by three lengths.

The soft ground conditions played to the advantage of Addeybb, who has a string of good form on rain-affected turf, and he finished ahead of Ranvet Stakes runner-up Verry Elleegant with Japanese raider Danon Premium back in third.

Marquand, speaking to, said: “What a tough straightforward, genuine horse. He just switches off, knows when to turn it on, and he just drops his head and runs for you and you don’t even have to ask him – it’s an honour to ride a horse like that.

“He is a horse that goes through wet ground as if it is not even there. That is just one of his main attributes and shows how touch he is because he just doesn’t care. He goes straight over the top of it and today travelling around there was never a moment where I thought I was not going to pick up.

“I guess it just depends on how much the Japanese horse [Danon Premium] found, and everyone else, but he was far superior there.”

Trainer William Haggas has remained in Newmarket while Addeybb has raced down under but was able to watch the race from home.

Speaking to the Racing Post, he added: “That was fantastic. I’ve only seen it once and I was jumping up and down, so I need to reassess it, but it looked really good and he looked pretty dominant.

“They had quite a bit of rain yesterday and then they had sunny, breezy day today and it became very holding, it was really hard work. But he doesn’t mind that.

“Tom gave him a lovely ride. He just didn’t go too early and when he went, he went properly and put the race to bed, which was great. It’s a great thrill for him to get a couple of Group 1s on the board, especially while everything is so quiet over here.

“He was the right horse and conditions fell in his favour. It was a gamble and it’s paid off which doesn’t happen very often.”