The veteran sprinter, Mokaatil, showed his liking for the unique test of the flying five down the hill at Epsom last year when coming home in front in the Dash, and posted another course and distance win on the Surrey turf when winning the Indigenous Handicap under Harry Davies.

Despite having the visor back on, Mokaatil struggled to hold his position mid-race and his placing with two to run wasn’t promising.

But they’d gone hard in front, and with Harry finding a run on the rail, his progress from a furlong down was relentless and he came home a length and a half clear of Thegreatestshowman.