The son of Montjeu, owned by Nurlan Bizakov, won five times last season and showed that he remains a stayer on the up with an impressive win under Harry Bentley. 

Harry settled Steve Rogers on the heels of the leaders and he soon relaxed into a good rhythm. He had a smooth passage throughout the contest and quickened up nicely on entering the straight. 

He hit the front with over a furlong to run and stretched out nicely to win by three lengths.

Roger said: "Steve Rogers is a real yard favourite. He is a progressive horse who can hopefully have another good campaign.

"We hope that this win should mean he should get a run in the Chester Cup which looks an ideal target for him."

Steve Rogers