Owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, Kaanoon got up in the shadows of the post when winning a similar event at Wolverhampton earlier in the month and he defied a 4lb penalty for those exploits when accounting for Capriolette by a length and a quarter.

Once again ridden by David Egan and making his first start on turf, Kaanoon tracked the leaders through the first half of the race before making his challenge in the centre of the course.

In a contest whereby few of the 14-runner field ever looked like landing a serious blow, Kaanoon asserted his superiority in the final furlong and was comfortably on top at the line.

A 30,000 guineas purchase from Book Two of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale, Kaanoon is bred to appreciate middle-distances on the bottom half of his page and he should continue to progress when upped in trip and switched to handicap company.

Roger said: “Kannoon is a likeable colt with a good attitude and he should have more to offer as the season goes on.”