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Persian King proves tough in G2 Prix du Muguet


Persian Kinginfo-icon produced a tenacious display when making virtually all to take the G2 Prix du Muguet over a mile at Saint-Cloud, France, on Sunday, 28 June.

The Andre Fabre-trained four-year-old, victorious over the same trip in last year’s G1 Poule d’Essai des Poulains, was immediately sent to the front of the five runners by Pierre-Charles Boudot and soon established a clear advantage.

He was joined on his outside by Pretreville with just under two furlongs left but the Kingman colt rallied strongly, finding plenty under pressure to reassert inside the final furlong and score by a length and a quarter.

Pierre-Charles Boudot said: “Persian King did it very well today and it’s very good to see him back winning. I felt the horses coming on the outside of me in the straight but Persian King has good stamina and stayed very well in the last furlong.

“He improved today from his first start of the year and there is still more to come. I think his next target is the G1 Prix d’Ispahan (Chantilly, Sunday, 19 July) and I am sure that another furlong will be OK for him.”