BC Internationals: Filly & Mare Turf contender Miss France

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October 25th, 2015

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The Andre Fabre-trained Miss France scored her signature win in last year's 1000 Guineas (G1) at Newmarket (click link for replay), but didn't have as much success when a dead-heat fifth in the 2014 French Oaks (G1). Note that Filly & Mare Turf (G1) rival Bawina was seventh:


Miss France reverted to a mile for the 2014 Prix Rothschild (G1) and finished a commendable second to Mile contender Esoterique:


Returning to the scene of her Guineas victory in last fall's Sun Chariot (G1), Miss France was runner-up to Integral. The daughter of Dansili was then sidelined for 11 months. She made her belated four-year-old debut in the September 6 Prix de la Cochere at Longchamp and missed by a neck:


Miss France was subsequently second over the same course and one-mile distance in the Prix Daniel Wildenstein (G2), yielding only to Mile pre-entrant Impassable (whose second preference is the Filly & Mare Turf):


Judging by how Miss France has competed at a mile, she seems ripe for a stretch-out in trip.

For insight into Miss France's form and an appraisal of her chances, check out the detailed international analysis at has the Breeders' Cup PPs files available for all 13 races -- 4 on Breeders' Cup Friday and 9 on Breeders' Cup Saturday.