Sheikh Hamdan's gelding had shaped with promise in maidens and got off the mark in a 1m4f handicap in good style.

He was ridden with confidence by Paul Hanagan and quickened up nicely from the rear to win going away by three and a half lengths.

Roger said: "We gelded Alquffaal and it has helped him focus. He is a good-looking three-year-old who stays well and he should go on from this."