Twenty fillies remain engaged in Sunday’s Prix de Diane at Chantilly, including three for Aidan O’Brien.
The entries are headed by Alain de Royer-Dupre’s exciting Aga Khan filly Siyarafina.
O’Brien has left in Just Wonderful, South Sea Pearl and Coral Beach, while his son Joseph can rely on last year’s Fillies’ Mile winner Iridessa.
But Gallic eyes will be fixed on Siyarafina, unraced at two, but the winner of all three starts this spring, culminating in her success in the Group One Prix Saint Alary, a race won by last year’s Diane winner Laurens.
Jean-Claude Rouget could run Ebony, Cartiem, Etoile and Commes.
Ebony’s owners Denford Stud are on the hunt for a jockey, with Frankie Dettori likely to ride John Gosden’s Entitle.
Richard Evans, Denford’s racing manager, said: “I’ve heard this morning that Frankie can’t ride, unfortunately, as he’s tied to one of John Gosden’s (Entitle).
“We were looking forward to it, but Jean-Claude will have to find another.
“She’s a nice filly, she won her only race really nicely last year. I don’t think she was fully fit first time out and then ran a nice race to be second to Channel, who she’ll meet again on Sunday.
“She’s got a lovely page, from the family of Ervedya, so if she can grab some black type she’ll be a lovely broodmare for the future, which is why we bought her.”
Roger Varian’s Musidora winner Nausha could bid for Classic compensation after disappointing in the Investec Oaks.