Owned by The Maazel Partnership, the son of Elzaam was handed the plumb stands’-rail drawn in stall nine, but a tardy start meant he found himself at the rear of the field after a furlong.
However, Andrea displayed his usual cool head, weaving the colt between horses inside the two before wearing down the David Evans-trained Little Nosegay to prevail by a short head.
Having his fourth start following three runs in maiden company, Maazel should continue to progress with racing over both five and six furlongs.
Roger said: “I was delighted with Maazel’s performance as he showed tremendous guts and attitude. Andrea gave him an incredibly cool ride and he is a colt who should continue to climb the ladder, particularly if we can ensure he breaks better. This was a pleasing success for his loyal owners.”