On Sunday the Group One Prix d'Ispahan took centre stage at Chantilly with some smart British raiders making the trip over for the contest but the favourite Persian King was not for passing and looks back to his best.
Having been a superstar over the last two seasons, winning the French 2000 Guineas and then finishing a narrow second in the French Derby.
After his Performance at Chantilly in the Prix du Jockey Club, he was not seen for a year and came back in a Listed event needing the run and finished second.
With that run under his belt there was no excuses over a mile at Saint Cloud in a Group Two and although not being dominant he managed to get back to winning ways under a great ride by Pierre-Charles Boudot.
This set him up perfectly on Sunday in the Group One event and he was back to his best, dominantly stretching away from a classy field and now looks one to follow for the Autumn in both France and potentially England.