Owned by Prince A A Faisal, the son of Exceed And Excel showed plenty of promise on debut at Ascot, finishing sixth in the white-hot maiden won by Seven Heavens, a race that has now produced six subsequent winners.
Solomon’s Bay duly put that experience to good use here, sitting prominently under Andrea Atzeni before quickening up best to lead inside the last.
Calibration and Via Serendipity threw down challenges, but Solomon’s Bay held them off quite readily, winning by three-quarters of the length in the manner of a horse with an optimistic future.
A flashy chestnut with a distinctive white blaze, Solomon’s Bay is stoutly bred on the dam’s side being a half-brother to Meadow Creek, who was Group-placed over twelve furlongs, while he is from the further family of Oaks winner Taghrooda.
Roger said: “Solomon’s Bay ran well on his debut but he has taken a sizeable step forward here. The extra furlong suited him well and I think the form looks good. He has certainly earned a step up in grade now and he is very much one to look forward to.”