Highclere Thoroughbred Racing warmed up for Royal Ascot with victory through Opinion in the Betfred Mobile Sports Handicap at Sandown.
The well-heeled syndicate have the likes of Vow running next week, while it was also a good sign ahead of the main event for trainer Sir Michael Stoute and jockey Ryan Moore.
The 3-1 chance, a Windsor maiden winner, took a while to get motoring on the soft ground but came through it well to score by a length and three-quarters.
Highclere's Harry Herbert said: "I hadn't seen him for a while but he's come on a lot physically. He loved the ground and the family are progressive."Fennell Bay (8-1) is a typically tough customer from the Mark Johnston stable and coped with the conditions admirably in the Betfred The Bonus King Handicap.
Always kept handy by Joe Fanning on a drop back to a mile against older horses, the three-year-old's bottom-weight told as he held off Prince Of Sorrento in style.
Johnston's wife Deirdre said: "Joe said it was really hard out there with the wind and the soft ground. His previous runs were at a mile and a quarter but I think he's best at a mile."
Cardinal is rising back up the ranks after Jim Crowley helped him to a one-length defeat of Interakt and hot favourite Jack Luey in the Betfred Hat Trick Heaven On The Euros Handicap.
Trained by Robert Cowell, a notable handler of sprinters, the 4-1 shot had ended a long losing spell only a week ago at Windsor.
Owner Jane May said: "He won three times the first year we had him but I think he'd been in training too long so we took him back to our stud for a long break.
"He seems a different horse now and loves this ground. He's an entire and I'd like him to get a bit higher as we want to breed from him - he's fantastically bred."