His task was made easier when the favourite, Rawaki, was withdrawn at the start but Kuda Huraa still impressed under Darren Egan.

Egan settled the Montjeu gelding in second position and he travelled strongly before making his move with two furlongs to run.

He still showed signs of greeness in front but Egan only had to push him out under hands and heels to win by three lengths.

Roger said: "He has been working nicely at home and it was good to seem him win well."