Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, the son of Sea The Stars was still pulling double as the field streamed around Tattenham Corner and he put the race to bed when Andrea Atzeni pushed the button, ready asserting inside the final two furlongs to win by a length and a half.

The hat-trick-seeking Lord Clenaghcastle finished second, with the John Bridger-trained Shifting Start a nose back in third, but they were no match for Fujaira Bridge, who built on his promising Ripon second a fortnight ago, which was his first start as a gelding.

Roger said: “Fujaira Bridge has some useful form to his name and he was unfortunate to bump into a class-dropping rival who enjoyed the run of the race at Ripon last time out. That run took the freshness out of him and I think he enjoyed the unique test this course prvoides. He looks capable of progressing again.”