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The odds-on favourite Persian King (Kingman) did not falter in The Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas - Gr1), and he won by a length over Shaman (Shamardal) and San Donato (Lope of Vega), who fought each other down to the post.

Persian King spot on in French Two Thousand Guineas


The odds-on favourite Persian King (Kingman) did not falter in The Emirates Poule d'Essai des Poulains (French 2,000 Guineas - Gr1), and he won by a length over Shaman (Shamardal) and San Donato (Lope of Vega), who fought each other down to the post.

Montgeroult wins French National, De Bon Coeur stays on top


The five-year-old gelding Montgeroult (Kapgarde) easily won the Prix du Président de la République Handicap Chase (Gr3), renamed this year Prix Notre-Dame de Paris, Sunday at Auteuil.

Prix de Fontainebleau : Persian King, fresh Prince of ParisLongchamp


Persian King (Kingman) raised his winning score to four for his return, Sunday at ParisLongchamp on the Grande Piste mile in the Prix de Fontainebleau (Gr3).

Big Brothers Pride is the new rocket in France!


An easy winner for her 6-furlongs debut at the end of her 2-year-old season at Chantilly, Big Brothers Pride (Invincible Spirit) was a little disappointing for her comeback when she faded to eighth after leading over 6 1/2 furlongs on the Chantilly all-weather track in the Prix Montenica (L).

Djebel and Imprudence, classics at stake


The Prix Djebel (Gr3) and Prix Imprudence (Gr3) are two of the most important preparatory races for the first classics of the European season, The Emirates Poules d’Essai (Gr1) at ParisLongchamp and the Guineas (Gr1) at Newmarket. Both are run on the 7 furlongs straight trip, Wednesday at Maisons-Laffitte.

Godolphin rules Prix Exbury


Godolphin took the first two places in the Prix Exbury (Gr3), the first group race of the French flat program, Sunday at Saint-Cloud.

Duc d'Anjou Chase : Goliath is still standing


Main feature of the meeting Saturday at Auteuil, the Prix Duc d'Anjou 4yo Chase (Gr3) saw Goliath du Berlais (Saint des Saints) won pretty handily after a prominent ride.