Dick Turpin landed the second Group One victory of his career when he held fellow British raider Cityscape in the Premio Vittorio Di Capua at San Siro.
Richard Hannon’s four-year-old struck at the highest level last July but had endured a patchy season in 2010, winning a couple of Group Two events but disappointing when upped to Group One company.
However, he righted that statistic as he found plenty in the closing stages for Christophe Soumillon to deny Roger Charlton’s Cityscape.
Marco Botti’s Fanunalter finished a creditable fourth.
Luca Cumani also enjoyed a poignant success when Khor Sheed claimed the Premio Sergio Cumani.
Mirco Demuro’s mount eased 2-1/2 lengths clear of Malagenia in the Group Three affair named in honour of Cumani’s father, a 10-time champion trainer in Italy.