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King’s Command leads home 1-2 at Saint-Cloud


King’s Command made all to beat Royal Crusade as the Charlie Appleby-trained two-year-olds finished first and second in the seven-furlong G3 Prix Thomas Bryon at Saint-Cloud, France, on Friday, 4 October.

Dubawi gelding King’s Command was immediately sent to the front of the six runners by Mickael Barzalona, with Royal Crusade settling in fourth under William Buick.

King’s Command kicked on approaching the final quarter-mile and quickened further clear inside the final furlong for a decisive victory in 1m 31.49s on very soft ground.

Royal Crusade stayed on well to go second over a furlong from home and the Shamardal colt rallied when pressed by Wooded half a furlong out to go down by three and a half lengths.