Everyone was delighted to see Beyond Desire back to winning ways when taking the Listed Whitsbury Stud Lansdown Stakes at Bath.

The daughter of Invincible Spirit, now five, had not won for nearly two years but had been placed in Group company on no less than five occasions since that last victory.

Ektihaam was another to get back in the winners’ enclosure having lost his unbeaten record in last season’s Dewhurst Stakes.

Sheikh Hamdan’s colt was tackling 1m2f for the first time in Newbury’s Conditions race on Friday but galloped strongly to the line to beat the highly-regarded Wrotham Heath by five lengths.

Perfect Step opened her account in the 7f fillies’ maiden at Newmarket while Kuda Huraa also scored in maiden company at Wolverhampton.

Roger said: “The horses are in good form and it was great to get four winners this week. However, the week was not without handicap disappointments with both Aljamaaheer and Dubawi Sound running disappointingly at Newbury. It is possible that they were unsuited by the soft going.”