The win also secured an across-the-card double for the Varian Stable team following the success of the Ziad Al Gadari-owned Victory Angel in the feature six-furlong handicap at Yarmouth just fifteen minutes earlier.

Owned by Khalid Al Mudhaf, Ann Black and Mohammed Al Qatami, Shenanigans has performed creditably on her three starts this season, twice finishing runner-up behind the re-opposing Tribute Act at Kempton and Doncaster.

Switched to easier ground in a more truly-run race, Shenanigans enjoyed a pleasing run through from a good draw in stall two as the early gallop proved a generous one.

Despite coming off the bridle fully three furlongs for home, the daughter of Arcano kept finding for pressure, leading inside the final furlong to get the better of Lincoln Rocks by a length and a quarter and capture this well-contested £25,000 prize.

Roger said: “Shenanigans is a nice filly who has shown a progressive profile this season. She clearly gets this trip well and she is versatile in terms of ground. Physically, she is scopey model and there is no reason why she won’t continue to progress this year.”

At Yarmouth, Victory Angel returned to winning ways following a couple of below-par efforts with a comprehensive success under Silvestre De Sousa.

Dropped into class three handicap company for the first time in his career and racing without the visor he had worn at Newmarket last time out, Victory Angel travelled strongly off the healthy early gallop before quickening away inside the final quarter mile to win by two and a half lengths.

There was a further three and a half lengths back to Huntsmans Close in third as Victory Angel took his career record to three wins from eight starts, while it was another four-timer landed as Silvestre De Sousa completed a quartet of winners aboard the Chris Dwyer-trained Annie Salts in the last.

Roger said: “Victory Angel has lots of talent and we knew he was better than his recent form implied. I think a flat six furlongs on fast ground suits him well and this was an impressive performance. He will hopefully have more to offer under these conditions.”