Ex-Australian runner Soul (3-1) scored his first victory since transferring to Britain when landing the chrisbeekracing.com Stakes, better known as the Hackwood, at Newbury.
Dipping down to Group Three level after finishing fourth in the Diamond Jubilee last time, the Godolphin-owned Soul was ridden with plenty of confidence by Silvestre de Sousa.
The five-year-old, who was a winner at Meydan in March, was in front some way out and while Firebeam tried to challenge in the final furlong, Soul battled it out in style.
He had four lengths to spare at the line with Firebeam holding off Maarek by a length and a quarter for minor honours.
Winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor told www.godolphin.com: "Soul ran very well today on ground that took a lot of effort.
"He improved on his run at Royal Ascot and I am very happy to see him win. We will see how he comes out of this race before making any plans."
Poet (3-1) relished both the testing ground and a slight drop in grade as he scored a Listed verdict in the Calico Cat At chrisbeekracing.com Stakes.
Having lined up in Group Three company on his last two starts, Clive Cox's charge found this event, registered as the Steventon Stakes, an easier task.
The seven-year-old powered home by a length and three-quarters in the hands of Eddie Ahern, with Godolphin's French Navy and Retrieve claiming second and third respectively.