East Asia backed up his impressive UK debut win at Newbury recently by defying a 5lb penalty at Goodwood under William Buick.

The 6yr old was officially 7lbs well-in today after the handicapper raised him 12lbs for his win earlier in the month.

William bided his time on the market leader, and didn’t make any serious move until the field turned for home.

He then weaved his way through rivals down the hill before hitting the front a furlong down.

East Asia stretched away to beat Tigerten by two and three-quarter lengths at the line.