Owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, To Wafij made all of the running under Andrea Atzeni to fend off the more experienced Choice Encounter, who finished fourth at Nottingham on debut, by a comfortable length, with the William Haggas-trained Validator a nose back in third.

A son of Kodiac who is an own-brother to the Listed Rockingham Stakes-placed No Leaf Clover, To Wafij is bred to be early and quick and he certainly displayed both of those qualities when bounding down the Yarmouth home straight in the style of a professional juvenile with more to offer.

To Wafij follows hot on the heels of Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Dahik, who finished second on his debut at Doncaster on Saturday, shaping like a winner in waiting. 

Roger said: “To Wafij has worked like a sharp horse and this was a good performance given the early tempo was sedate and he had to do his own donkey work out in front. He quickened well and showed a good attitude when the runner-up came to him.

“I imagine we will look for another race towards the end of the month before hopefully thinking about Royal Ascot. He is a nice prospect.”