Vespone Easy Winner of Grand Prix de Paris

Irish bred Vespone made all the running and comfortably held off the late charge of Magistretti to win the Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris (Fr-I) for 3-year-olds at Longchamp Sunday.

Ridden by Christophe Lemaire, the Nicolas Clement-trained colt, winner of the Prix Jean Prat in his previous start, set a good clip and won the 1 1/4-mile test on a good to soft course in 2:01.1.

Dante winner Magistretti, trained by Neville Callaghan for Michael Tabor, came home well for Christophe Soumillon but ran out of room before reaching the impressive winner, who finished 1 1/2 length in front. Look Honey closed steadily for third, beaten by two lengths, after rearing at the start.

Lateen Sails, ridden by Frankie Dettori, was a disappointing fourth after stalking the pace into the straight.

A pair of Aidan O'Brien-trained contenders, Alberto Giacometti and Spartacus, were sixth and last, respectively, in the 11-horse field.

Vespone, who was 5-2 in th public odds, is a chestnut colt by Llandaff from the Alysheba mare Vanishing Pirate.

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