Escalator is to get another chance in Group company at Meydan next week, after he defied top weight in a handicap there two weeks ago.
Trainer Charlie Fellowes reports the four-year-old to be in excellent shape following his one-and-a-half-length success over Above N Beyond in a 16-runner contest.
That triumph came after he shaped encouragingly when seventh to Dream Castle in the Group Three Singspiel Stakes over nine furlongs four weeks earlier.
Fellowes now plans to pitch the progressive four-year-old in the Group Two Zabeel Mile on Thursday.
“He’s come out of the race great,” he said.
“He’s going in the Zabeel Mile next Thursday. He’s in really good form, and I’m happy with him.”