Clive Cox revealed his delight after realising a Glorious Goodwood dream.
The Lambourn trainer saddled Es Que Love to victory in the feature race on day one of the festival – the Lennox Stakes.
And as the five-year-old son of Clodovil got up by a neck to beat odds-on favourite Toormore at 7/1, he fulfilled one of Cox’s long-time ambitions.
‘I’m delighted to win this because we’ve missed out a couple of times before with Dunelight,’ said the handler.
‘It’s a race I’ve always wanted to win so it’s nice to get it in the bag.
‘I am so pleased. Adam (Kirby, jockey) did a super job.
‘I am just grateful to have a horse of this calibre in the yard.
‘That’s how he works at home and we just wanted to bring it here.’
Day one got off to a flying start when Sennockian Star won the bet365.com Stakes at 14/1.
The Group 3 Molecombe Stakes went to Cotai Glory at 3/1 and Van Percy won the bet365 Summer Stakes at 8/1.
Misleading was the 3/1 winner of the bet365 Maiden Stakes and Extremity justified 3/1-favouritism in the bet365 Stakes.
The final race – the Casino at bet365 Stakes went to Inxile at 20/1.
The Group 1 Sussex Stakes is the feature contest at Glorious Goodwood tomorrow.
Stellar milers Kingman and Toronado – the reigning champion – will slug it out to be crowned the best in Europe.