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Vive la France in Guineas

Miss France bounced back to her best to provide master trainer Andre Fabre with his first Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

A desperately disappointing sixth on her return to action in the Prix Imprudence at Maisons-Laffitte, she was even removed from the betting for the Classic by some bookmakers at that point.

However, confidence returned in recent days and Maxime Guyon sat just off the pace before kicking on before the dip.

She just held off Olly Stevens' Lightning Thunder - the filly she beat in the Oh So Sharp Stakes at Newmarket in September - by a neck.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained Ihtimal was third.