TASADAY failed to cope with Arc contender Treve in the Prix Vermeille last time. She faces nothing of that calibre in this and Andre Fabre's filly had won a couple of Group races over today's trip at Deauville earlier. She also has the beating of previous Group 1 winner Silasol on latest running and should have the edge over Sarkiyla and Dalkala, who were separated by only a length when placed in the Prix Jean Romanet in August. The soft ground may see Secret Gesture go close on the back of placed efforts in three Oaks races. Ralph Beckett's filly finished ahead of Red Lips when runner-up in the German version and makes more appeal than the other UK raiders Thistle Bird and Gifted Girl.
Dalkala (USA) 11-4 (8-13) 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Romantica (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 gs in Aug.
Sarkiyla (FR) 9-2 (8-13) 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Romantica (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f Grp 1 gs in Aug.
Thistle Bird 9-2 (8-12) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, pushed along and every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Afsare (9-1) at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Gifted Girl (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, not pace of winner but stayed on gamely to hold 2nd, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Camborne (9-3) at Newbury 1m 3f Grp 3 (1) sft in Sep.
Tasaday (USA) 6-1 (8-8) 3rd of 10, 5l behind Treve (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Secret Gesture 6-1 (8-11) Took keen hold early and held up in 5th, headway between horses 2f out, stayed on to one paced 3rd approaching final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 7, 7l behind The Fugue (9-7) at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gf in Aug.
Red Lips (GER) 50-1 (9-2) 4th of 16, 1 1/4l behind Penelopa (9-2) at Dusseldorf(GER) 1m 3f 3yo Fll Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Silasol (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) 6th of 10, 7l behind Treve (8-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep.
Eleuthera (FR) 16-1 (8-13) 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Tasaday (8-13) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Aug.