Godolphin‘s Gyllen achieved his biggest success in the G2 Prix Eugene Adam over an extended 10 furlongs at Maisons-Laffitte in France on Sunday.
The improving three-year-old Medaglia d’Oro colt, trained by Andre Fabre and partnered by Mickael Barzalona, was held up as fourth of the five runners.
He remained on the inner turning into the straight and improved to second before taking the lead after the quarter-mile post.
Gyllen was strongly pressed by Crossed Baton but saw off that challenge and then was in control, winning by a length in 2m 9.74s on ground officially described as good to soft.
Lisa-Jane Graffard of Godolphin said: “Gyllen has delighted us with his performance.
“He is a very brave little colt. It turned out to be perfect opportunity for Gyllen to win his first Group race.
“We are now thinking about the G2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano (10f, 15 August) at Deauville, in which he would not get a penalty.”