Persian King wins the Poules d’Essai des Poulains Image supplied by Godolphin.cm

Persian King quickened to the inside to land the Group One Emirates Poule d’Essai dea Poulains, better known as the French 2,000 Guineas, at ParisLongchamp.

Eleven three year-old colts lined-up in this one mile contest.

From the gates, it was Shaman who broke well but Senza Limiti went on.

Senza Limiti moved 1 ½ lengths clear of Shaman, with Duke Of Hazard third and then Munitions.

Into the home straight, Senza Limiti still led, with Duke Of Hazzard to the inside, while Persian King picked up on the inside.

Persian King hit the front inside the furlong and quickened well.

However, he had to be ridden out close to home, but was still a length clear of Shaman and San Donato at the line.

The Andre Fabre colt had beaten Newmarket 2,000 Guineas winner Magna Grecia, at Newmarket last autumn.