Owned by Sheikh Mohammed Obaid, UAE King boasts the most illustrious pedigree being a Frankel half-brother to super-sire Dubawi, making him the final foal out of G1 Italian Oaks winner Zomaradah.

While he has taken a little longer than his triple Group 1-winning sibling to hit full stride, UAE King is now progressing at a rate of knots, supplementing his victories at Haydock and Sandown with a four and a half-length success over Mister Manduro, continuing the fine record of three-year-olds in this two-mile contest.

On his first start at the trip, Silvestre De Sousa took his time early as the early gallop proved just a sensible one in rain-softened ground.

Travelling well entering the straight, UAE King took a little organising as the tempo began to quicken, but he soon surged clear once upsides, streaking away in the closing stages to mark him out as a stayer with a real future.

Roger said: “This was a really pleasing victory for UAE King as he finished really strongly and it’s always lovely to see a horse hit the line as hard as he did.

“We’ll see how the handicapper reacts, but the programme for three-year-olds over this trip is quite limited."