Below Roger gives his thoughts on the performance and outlines his future plans.

He said: "It is always satisfying when a plan comes together and this had been his target since his win over course and distance in November.

"He showed a great attitude to win, although he is pretty lazy, so I would never expect him to win far. They went a good pace which helps him as he stays the mile and a quarter very well.

"I was slightly misquoted in the Racing Post yesterday when it said we would aim him at something like the Juddmonte International - it would be wonderful if he ended up good enough to contest a race of that nature - but what I meant was that we would think about an international campaign with him.

"He is a four-year-old gelding and we know he travels well having been to the Breeders' Cup and to Italy and run with credit on both occasions. There are no targets yet but there are some good prizes to be won overseas later in the season.

"He is not straightforward physically so we shall give him plenty of time to get over this effort and freshen him up before he runs again."