WE saw a brilliant performance in the Group 1 Prix du Moulin de Longchamp last Sunday, and it was not from the horse who won it.

Persian King is a fine individual, the winner of a Poule d’Essai des Poulains and a Prix d’Ispahan before, and every bit as good in victory in this, but it is highly likely that he would have been beaten by Pinatubo had that one not been set so much to do.