Narrowly beaten on his racecourse debut at Ascot last September, Sir Michael Stoute's Galileo colt got off the mark at the second attempt in scintillating fashion at Newmarket later that month.
Such was the impression he made at Headquarters, he headed into the winter as a leading ante-post fancy for the premier Classic, but he failed to make it to Epsom after a couple of setbacks earlier this year and was unimpressive when last seen in public having a racecourse gallop at Lingfield.
Facing just two opponents on this belated seasonal bow, the 1-2 favourite was quickly out of the stalls for the 10-furlong assignment, but jockey Ryan Moore took his mount back to get a lead from Centurius.
In a race run at a good pace throughout, Telescope loomed upsides the front-runner three furlongs from home and the race was soon over as a contest.
As Centurius weakened very quickly, Telescope galloped on strongly in the closing stages and passed the post a yawning 24 lengths clear.
Godolphin's Haydock maiden winner Mulakim came through to grab the runner-up spot.
Stoute said: "It will get tougher for him, that's for sure, but he's done nothing wrong on the racecourse.
"He was beaten a short-head first time and was a bit unlucky, then he won his maiden at Newmarket. He's been very smooth today.
"It's been frustrating, especially for the connections, but hopefully we can get on our way now.
"He's got quite a few possibilities, so we'll go home and see how he comes out of it. We'll make a plan in a week's time.
"We just gave him one piece of really good work since he went to Lingfield and he impressed us, so we thought 'let's look for a race'.
"It was either going to be here or Newbury on Saturday. This looked a little easier, so we were happy to take the easy route.
"He's had a workout and that's the main thing. He was smooth and nice and relaxed."
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