Soleil Marin got the better of his stable mate Magny Cours, to land the Group Three Prix Exbury at Saint-Cloud.
Nine took part in this 10 furlong race, which was contested in a blizzard last year.
The ground on this occasion was heavy, as the gates broke, with last year’s winner Air Pilot sent straight to the front by Christophe Soumillon, but soon passed by Dolphin Vista.
Settling down, Dolphin Vista set a decent pace from Air Piolot, with Sacred Life to his outside and then came King Platin and Soleil Marin.
Racing to the home turn, Dolphin Vista led by a length from Sacred Life, with Air Pilot to the inside and then Soleil Marin, while Magny Cours moved to the outside.
Dolphin Vista tried to kick, but could not shake off his rivals, with Magny Cours and Soleil Marin going on for a Godolphin battle through the final furlong.
It was Soleil Marin and Pierre-Charles Boudot, who had the better turn of foot and went on to win by a length, with a three length gap back to Air Pilot in third and then came Sacred Life.
The result showed the well-being of the Andre Fabre string, as he recorded a one-two here.