The Rose Bowl Stakes at Newbury had Frankie Dettori getting ready for a series of Group One events this weekend as Al Aasifh threw off his dashed hopes at Royal Ascot.
The coming few of days will see the Italian travelling to Germany and Ireland to ride Campanologist and Hibaayeb for Godolphin and got in some practise for his journey with victory on the 2-1 favourite.
Saeed bin Suroor's colt finished low in the ranks in the Norfolk, failing to progress on his imposing Haydock victory, but the juvenile ran well over the six furlongs and pinned back Cape To Rio to win by half a length.
Bin Suroor said, "We ran him back too quickly at Ascot where the ground was too fast and they went off quick.
"The ground was right today and six furlongs suits him well.
"We will now look for a Group race for him as I hope he will be a nice horse for the future."