William Haggas’ charge was well-backed before the off and duly justified that support to make it two from two on the flat after backing up a 33/1 success at HQ in September.
That means the three-year-old is now behind only seven rivals for the 2,000 Guineas, which takes place on May 4th 2019.
Royal Marine, who couldn’t quite find a gap in the Craven, remains an 8/1 chance, while the previously fancied Zakouski has been eased out to 14/1.
Meanwhile, Nicola McGeady of Ladbrokes had this to say : “With disappointing runs from Royal Marine and Zakousi the odds suggest that Persian King could be Godolphin’s key horse for the race.”
All Odds and Markets correct as of date of publication