Vermeille aim for easy winner Yellow And Green
Report: France, Sunday
Saint-Cloud: Abu Dhabi Prix de Malleret (Group 2) 1m4f, 3yo, fillies
YELLOW AND GREEN (Nicolas Clement/Thierry Thulliez) is in line for a crack at the Qatar Prix Vermeille after sweeping from last to first to break her maiden in fine style on Sunday.
With Darayya setting a reasonable pace for her Aga Khan-owned stablemates Mandistana and Makana, Thulliez was able to settle Yellow And Green at the rear of the six-runner field.
Although the daughter of Monsun didn't pick up instantly turning for home, Thulliez soon had her in full flight and she had a length and a half to spare over Mandistana at the line.
"She has a great stride on her and she is growing in maturity, it's only her fourth start," said Clement.
"She's by Monsun so she has plenty of stamina and she'll get better with time. In principle she'll have a good break now and then come back in the autumn for the Prix Vermeille."
Mandistana had finished behind Yellow And Green on her two previous starts and was again outgunned in the closing stages.
"The other one has already shown she is the better horse but she [Mandistana] has run to form," said trainer Alain de Royer-Dupre.