Owned by Sheikh Ahmed Al Maktoum, Yalawin twice shaped with promise as a juvenile, finishing third in a warm Newbury maiden on debut before being narrowly touched off upped to seven furlongs at Kempton.

Returned to sprinting here and equipped with a first-time hood, Yalawin travelled powerfully towards the outside of the field in the hands of Harry Bentley before cruising into the lead passing the two-furlong marker and winning as he liked.

The once-raced Black Salt got up for second on the line, while the 72-rated Wild Acclaim finished a further half-length adrift in third, giving the form a solid shape with another five lengths back to Silk Mill Blue in fourth.

Roger said: “Yalawin was entitled to win this on the form he showed as a two-year-old, but I was impressed by the way he travelled through the race and six furlongs looks his trip, at least for the time being.

“We will await the verdict of the handicapper and find a suitable option moving forward, but this was the perfect start to his season.