Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Ajman King had shown smart form in his three previous runs and he did not need to build on those efforts when accounting for the David Elsworth-trained Dash Of Spice by two lengths.

Ridden by Andrea Atzeni, the son of Lope De Vega secured the favoured stand-side rail entering the straight and he was in no danger of being caught thereafter as he ploughed through the testing conditions to brighten up an otherwise gloomy Sunday.

Roger said: “Ajman King relishes easy ground and he has shown a good level of form to date. Both his pedigree and his run-style suggest he will stay further and I hope he can develop into a nice prospect for next season.”

On Saturday, the Mohammed H Al Attiya-owned Tamih also had to endure deep ground when he got off the mark at the fourth attempt over the extended seven furlongs at Chester.

A son of Dark Angel, Tamih set a clear form standard in this weak race with a mark of 79 and he duly obliged under Jack Mitchell, proving a length and a half too good for the James Unett-trained Ebqaa.

Roger said: “Tamih is a useful horse and he did what the formbook suggested he should on this first turf start. There is no reason why he won’t continue to progress.”