An arresting weekend for the boys in blue in Canada and the U.S.
Charlie Appleby's North American adventure paid off over the weekend with "Win and You're in" Group 1 victories for Yibir, Albahr and Wild Beauty that gave the trio instant access to the Breeders' Cup.
Dubawi gelding Yibir stole the show at Belmont Park on Saturday with a first to last move that his opposition could not live with under Jamie Spencer. Yibir prevailed by two and a half lengths from Soldier Rising with Ballydoyle's Bolshoi Ballet back in fourth.
The win gave the three-year old a golden ticket to the Breeders' Cup Turf at Del Mar in November.
Meanwhile, seven year-old Walton Street, was blitzing the opposition at Woodbine in Ontario under Frankie Dettori in the Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes. The irrepressible Italian started the Canadian weekend hat-trick with a comprehensive five and three quarter length win over David Simcock's Desert Encounter.
On Sunday, Frankel Filly Wild Beauty was just too good, enabling Dettori to steer a wide course and still emerge victorious by two and a half lengths from Pizza Bianca in the Natalma Stakes. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf opened up to Wild Beauty with the "Win and You're in" victory.
The sweet hat-trick was confirmed in the land of maple syrup by two year-old Albahr who was just too hot to handle, enabling Dettori to open up for a two and a quarter length win from the Mark Casse trainer Grafton Street.
That victory earned Albahr an instant entry to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf as Godolphin picked up over £800,000 in prize money in a stunning weekend alongside those priceless Breeders' Cup entries.