Hurricane Lane backs up his Irish Derby win by winning the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp

Hurricane Lane backed up his Irish Derby victory with a majestic display to win the Grand Prix de Paris at ParisLongchamp.

The Charlie Appleby-trained colt may only have got up close home to deny Lone Eagle at the Curragh, but there was no doubting his superiority in the Group One on Bastille Day.

William Buick had Hurricane Lane in the perfect position from the start behind pacesetter The Mediterranean, one of three runners from Aidan O’Brien’s stable.

He led into the straight but Buick was always confident on Hurricane Lane and eased him into the lead a furlong and a half out.

The Frankel colt put the race to bed in a matter of strides and cruised clear to score with ease by six lengths.

Wordsworth, another O’Brien inmate, was second with Alenquer staying on well from the rear to grab third place, another length away. William Haggas’ King Edward VII Stakes victor could not get into a challenging position from his wide draw.

Hurricane Lane was cut to 8-1 from 12-1 for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe by Paddy Power and to 6-1 from 14-1 with Coral, who trimmed him to evens favourite from 5-2 for the St Leger.

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