Kyprios veered violently throughout the observe however survived the late drama after pulling clear to expire a powerful winner of the Group One Qatar Prix du Cadran at ParisLongchamp on Saturday.
Aidan O’Brien’s four-year-old confirmed his standing as the brand new king of the staying division, including one other prime prize to an already sensible CV that features this yr’s Ascot Gold Cup and the Irish St Leger.
A transparent favorite after successful every of his 5 runs this marketing campaign, the chestnut ran in mid-division underneath Ryan Moore till the flip for dwelling, when he strode into a big lead.
Although there was not a horse shut sufficient to jeopardise his success, the colt did create a little bit drama within the closing furlong as he veered dramatically left earlier than the road.
His probabilities have been by no means hindered, nonetheless, and he nonetheless prevailed by 20 lengths from outsider Almacado Gree.
Brian Ellison’s Tashkhan got here dwelling third, forward of Princess Zoe And Lismore. Second favorite Quickthorn completed a great distance again in sixth, as two failed to complete the two-and-a-half-mile marathon within the gruelling tender floor within the French capital.
O’Brien informed Sky Sports activities Racing: “He is an unbelievable horse and has an unbelievable capability. He is at all times in second gear.
“Midway up the straight he thought: ‘My race is completed and that is the place I got here out!’ He will get so lazy and relaxed and I feel he determined he was coming dwelling.
“He was up to now in entrance, Ryan might in all probability have popped off him and popped again up once more! For the long run, we’ll know to not go too early with him.”
Requested if we might see Kyprios once more this yr, O’Brien mentioned: “I am unsure the place he’d go if we have been to. There’s the mile-and-a-half in America and Hong Kong however he is finished a lot so we’ll take him dwelling and see. He will not rush again.”