Sheikh Mohammed Obaid’s son of Dalakhani proved three and three-quarter lengths too good for Red Verdon to land the biggest prize of his career to date, while Masaarr (Doncaster) and Fujaira Prince (Wetherby) also hit the target to set themselves up for a fruitful summer ahead.

We also came away from the weekend with four seconds, Sharja Bridge (Newmarket), Shenanigans (Goodwood), Epic Challenge (Goodwood) and UAE Prince (Newmarket) all shaping like future winners when filling the runner-up spot in their respective assignments.

Mr Nurlan Bizakov's Qazyna achieved black-type by finishing third in the Listed Pretty Polly Stakes and she could drop back to 1m on her next outing, while a special mention must go to Altyn Orda, who carried the same colours to finish fifth in the 1000 Guineas, posting a wide-margin career best and confirming her status as a filly capable of cutting it at the top table.

Long may the good run of form continue!