Royal Meeting

Royal Meeting too the big step up in class in his big stride, as he ran out a ready winner of the Group One Criterium International at Chantilly.

Six went to post for this seven furlong contest and it was Kessar who set a good pace through the early stages, from the filly Hermosa.

Kessar continued in front of Hermosa and Royal Meeting, as the field turned for home.

With two furlongs to run, Hermosa came to join Kessar but the pair were under hard drives, while Royal Meeting stayed on to the outside.

Late on Royal Meeting swept past, down the centre of the track, beating Hermosa by about a length, with Graignes third.

The Saeed Bin Suroor trained Royal Meeting, a son of Invincible Spirit, had impressed on debit at Yarmouth last month.