Persian King

Persian King powered his way to an emphatic victory in the Group Three Prix de Fontainebleau at ParisLongchamp.

Five colts took part in this one mile trial for the French Guineas.

As the stalls opened it was Duke Of Hazzard who broke best, but Prince Hamlet quickly moved to the lead from Persian King.

It was Persian King who went on and didn’t really settle, moving into a 1 ½ length lead over Prince Hamlet, with Epic Hero third and then Duke Of Hazzard and Price Range.

Racing to the home turn, Persian King led by a length from Prince Halet, with Epic Hero short of room and Duke Of Hazzard making ground.

But with first run, Persian King poured it on and went away from his rivals with a powerful display.

At the line, Persian King and Pierre-Charles Boudot had four lengths to spare over Epic Hero, with Duke Of Hazzard a close third.

Trainer Andre Fabre will have been delighted to saddle the first two home here, with Persian King, so impressive at Newmarket last autumn, a possible for either the English or French Guineas.