Partnered by Maxime Guyon, Miss France was always close up towards the pace of a slowly run affair, and kicked on for home coming out of the dip as Guyon looked to snatch a break on the field, but like her GIII Oh So Sharp Stakes win, Miss France would have to deny the late charge of Olly Stevens' Lightning Thunder in the closing stages.
Miss France had disappointed in a slowly run Prix Imprudence at Maisons-Laffitte on her seasonal reappearance, but unlike the previous roll call of French-based fillies whom had entered that contest harbouring hopes of English Classic success, Miss France was able to turn around her disappointing performance to return to Newmarket full of enthusiasm and a will to win to ensure she powered back to victory on the Rowley Mile this Sunday.
Andre Fabre had won the GIII Dahlia Stakes earlier on the card with last season's Poule d'essai des Pouliches second placed finisher Esoterique, and the legendary French trainer seldom sends a horse to England without having serious hopes of victory.
Last seen winning The Derby at Epsom with Pour Moi in 2011, victory by Miss France in this year's 1,000 Guineas ensured he had now won every English Classic, having won his first Classics in the country in 1993 as Zafonic and Intrepidity surged to victory in the 2,000 Guineas and The Oaks respectively.
It'd be fair to say that Miss France's victory had the hallmarks of Zafonic's preparation towards his English Classic success, with Fabre opting to test his charge on the track as a two year old and develop and prepare the horse throughout the winter for the test whilst being fully in the knowledge that he/she could handle the track.