Ectot wins at Longchamp

Ectot came out best in duel with Karakontie to enhance his Classic claims in the Prix de Fontainebleu at Longchamp.

Winner of his final four starts as a juvenile having been beaten by Karakontie when the pair made their debuts at Compienge in July, the Elie Lellouche-trained Ectot was recently added to the Investec Derby field at a cost of 8,000.

Racing immediately behind what looked a genuine pace set by stablemate Serans, the Gregory Benoist-ridden Ectot took over around two furlongs out and quickened smartly with Karakontie giving chase.

Benoist's mount was always holding the upper hand, however, and finished snugly in front of the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner.