Royal-Oak victory for Vazirabad
Vazirabad retained the Group One Prix Royal-Oak at Saint-Cloud with a smooth victory under Christophe Soumillon.
Vazirabad ran out a smooth winner
Alain de Royer-Dupre's entire was a warm order to repeat his 2015 success and didn't disappoint under a confident ride.
Patiently ridden while Frankie Dettori cut out the early running aboard outsider Justice Belle, Vazirabad scythed through the pack to win with his ears pricked.
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Endless Time was second for Godolphin and Charlie Appleby while Arc de Triomphe fourth Siljan's Saga, runner-up 12 months ago, finished fast and late to claim third.
Saeed bin Suroor's Sky Hunter and the only Irish-trained participant, Tony Martin's Quick Jack, both performed creditably.
Soumillon was completing a big-race double having earlier steered the Luca Cumani-trained Loving Things to Group Three success in the Prix De Flore.
John Gosden's Furia Cruzada was third and Roger Varian's Sharja Queen was sixth.
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