Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, the son of New Approach had previously won two handicaps at the course, but he opened his account at stakes level when fending off Sweeping Up by a head in the 1m4f contest.

Having his first start for the stable following a 272-day absence, Mount Logan travelled sweetly under Andrea Atzeni as Noble Gift adopted his customary front-running role.

He had to get down and dirty inside the final furlong as four of the six runners were split be less than a length, but he showed an admirable attitude to poke his nose in front and gallop all the way to the line.

A trip to Royal Ascot now beckons and Roger said in the aftermath: “Andrea said he battled well and is very genuine. He stays well and I think he will come on for the run. He handled the ease underfoot, but I don’t think he wants the ground too soft and a return to a firmer surface will be fine.

“He will go for the Hardwicke Stakes now.”