Wootton extended his unbeaten record to three, but had to work hard to defeat Olmedo in the Group Three Prix de Fontainebleau at ParisLongchamp.

A field of five went to post for this one mile contest on heavy ground.

At the break it was the white faced Louis D’Or who jumped best, but Wootton soon went on from fellow Godolphin runner Mind Mapping.

Wootton continued to set the tempo from Mind Mapping, with Olmedo moving third and then Rostropovich and Louis D’Or.

Turning into the home straight, Wootton still led and Mickael Barzalona kicked for home, with Olmedo able to go with him as the pair drew right away.

In a terrific and sustained scrap, it was Wootton who edged back in front on the line, to deny Olmedo narrowly. The two were well clear of Louis D’Or, who stayed on nicely for third, ahead of Rostropovich.

The impression given was that the front two horses are of the highest calibre, with the Henri-Alex Pantall trained Wootton, a son of Wootton Bassett, perhaps better suited by today’s underfoot conditions.