Having secured a landmark first treble of his career at Wolverhampton twenty-four hours earlier, Jack continued the momentum with what ultimately proved a facile double as both Mystic Flight and Fujaira Prince gained their second career successes without needing to come off the bridle.
Owned by Cheveley Park Stud, Mystic Flight was bought for 280,000 guineas at the Arqana Breeze-Up Sale last year and despite needing a little time to mature into his imposing frame, he has come to fruition in no uncertain terms this season, making a successful debut at Newbury last month before following up in fine style under a penalty here.
Breaking sharply from stall one in a race largely consisting of green and inexperienced horses, Jack grasped the nettle aboard the strong-travelling Mystic Flight, who raced exuberantly in the lead throughout the first half of the contest and was still pulling double approaching the two-furlong marker.
Only a couple of the ten-strong field threatened to make any sort of inroads as Mystic Flight continued to pour on the pressure out in front and he scooted clear once given a squeeze just outside of the furlong pole, eventually winning by an easy three and a quarter lengths to maintain his perfect record thus far.
A little under four hours later and heading further northwards than most Newmarket residents might care for, Fujaira Prince secured his second success of the season with a six-length victory in the nine-furlong novice at Carlisle.
A Pivotal half-brother to the Grade One-winning hurdler Nichols Canyon, Fujaira Prince was a comfortable winner on his seasonal reappearance at Wetherby and he followed that up in even easier fashion here, careering away up the hill to account for the 71-rated Sharp Reply and qualify himself for handicaps moving forward, where loftier targets now await.
Roger said: “Both Mystic Flight and Fujaira Prince are progressive, promising horses who are very much going the right way. It will be baby steps with both of them moving forward, but I hope they can reward the patience shown by Mr and Mrs Thompson and Sheikh Mohammed Obaid respectively and they are exciting prospects for the summer ahead.”