THE Group 2 Qatar Vintage Stakes often produces a colt with classic potential and Sir Michael Stoute’s Expert Eye, backed down to 7/4 favourite, looked special when cruising clear under Andrea Atzeni.

The son of Acclamation had looked good when winning at Newbury and followed up in style, leading two furlongs out and pulling well clear to beat Godolphin’s Zaman by over four lengths with the hitherto unbeaten Mildenberger third.