Camelot maintained his unbeaten record with a hard-fought victory in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Ante-post favourite ever since his brilliant win in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster in October, the son of Montjeu lived up to his lofty reputation in the colts' Classic over the Rowley Mile.

Trained by Aidan O'Brien and ridden by his son Joseph, the 15-8 favourite swooped late to defeat French Fifteen, with Hermival third.