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Sendawar, last year's French 200 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes winner, returned as good as ever in the Group One Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp today with an easy three-length defeat of Indian Danehill.

The Aga Khan-owned 9-10 favourite Sendawar, who bypassed Saturday's Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes clash with Aljabr for this Group One target over nine and a quarter furlongs, is now being aimed at the 10-furlong Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown in July.

Royer Dupre said: 'He is a mature horse now and we would expect him to stay that trip provided the ground is not testing.'

The Aga Khan praised the four-year-old Gerald Mosse-ridden Sendawar: 'He's the best we've got. There aren't too many Sendawars around.'

The Mick Ryan-trained Diamond White, the sole British challenger for the Prix d'Ispahan, failed to enhance her fine Longchamp record and finished last of the five starters, having launched a brief challenge early in the straight.

Best of the five strong British raiders at Longchamp today was Mark Johnston's eight-year-old, Yavana's Pace, who finished third behind hot favourite Amilynx in the Group Two Prix Vicomtesse Vigier over one mile seven and a half furlongs.

Yavana's Pace is entered for the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot but Johnston said that the tough gelding now deserves a break.

Gerald Butler's Blusienka and Nick Littmoden's So Precious were outclassed in the Group One Prix Saint-Alary, finishing fifth and seventh respectively, behind 9.6-1 winner Reve D'Oscar.