Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, Jumira Prince had displayed a record of steady improvement in his three previous starts, recording a career best when staying on over seven furlongs at Salisbury in April.

The son of Exceed And Excel bettered that form here in the hands of Andrea Atzeni, travelling smoothly on the rail before taking advantage of a dream run up the inner to lead inside the final quarter mile and hold off Flood Defence by a comfortable length.

Course and distance winner Dragon’s Voice was a further short-head away in third as not too many got seriously competitive in this 14-runner affair.

Roger said: “Jumira Prince is nicely progressive and while he enjoyed the run of the race here, he won a shade comfortably and looks capable of competing in a higher grade.

“Better ground will suit him better and he will hopefully keep himself on the right side of the handicapper.”