At Chantilly in France, 3YO Irish-bred sprinter Battaash (Dark Angel-Anna Law, by Lawman) claimed his maiden top-flight success when streeting his rivals by 4 lengths in the Gr1 Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp (5 furlongs) for 2YO+, defeating Marsha & Profitable. Owned by Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum's Shadwell Stud, Battaash improved his record to 5 wins (including the Gr2 King George Stakes) and 3 placings from 10 starts for £446,344 in earnings. Trainer Charlie Hills was delighted with the result. "It's very important to win that Group One with him and he did it in great style," Hills said. "I'm looking forward to having him around next year. He's finished for this season, but everything is open next year, including the Breeders' Cup."