Traffic Fluide showed great spirit to fight back when headed and win the Grade Three Sodexo Gold Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot.

Nine took part in a race over just short of three miles.

As the tapes went up, last year’s winner Go Conquer, went straight to the front with King’s Lad and Play The Ace close for company.

Go Conquer continued to lead from Play The Ace, as the field cleared the fifth, with a gap to Traffic Fluide in third.

Into the home straight for the first time, Go Conquer continued to lead Play The Ace, with the field bunching in behind, with a circuit to go.

With the back straight negotiated, it was still Go Conquer who bowled along in front of Play The Ace, with Geordie Des Champ and Traffic Fluide next, followed by Art Mauresque.

The leader pressed on at the fcourth last with Traffic Fluide chasing.

Go Conquer turned for home with Traffic Fluide pressing and then Too Many Diamonds on the inside.

Go Conquer took the second last in front but it was Traffic Fluide who went approaching the last, with Art Mauresque to his outside.

Art Mauresque went on over the last, but Josh Moore, riding for his father Gary – and Traffic Fluide fought back tenaciously to inside rail to get back up on the line.

Go Conquer kept on in third and then came Adrien Du Pont.