Mother Earth once again flaunted her class to win the Prix Rothschild Group 1 at Deauville.
The filly started as a 19-10 favorite under Ryan Moore and traveled to the back of the group for much of the race before being guided through a gap in the field with just over two stages remaining .
After taking the lead, Mother Earth was challenged by a trio of rivals in the final stages of the contest, with Sagamiyra, Speak Of The Devil and Blush all closing in.
Aidan O’Brien’s runner won, crossing the line one header past Sagamiyra, Speak Of The Devil another short header behind and Rougir the same distance in fourth.
The win follows Mother Earth’s 1000 Guineas at the start of the season, after which she finished second in the Poule d’Essai des Fillies, third in the Coronation Stakes and second in the Falmouth Stakes.
O’Brien says Sky Sports Racing: “Ryan gave her a brilliant trick. She’s a very professional filly and she settled down really well.
“When she comes up front she waits a bit but that’s not a bad point. I think we’ll probably stay a mile away. She likes the pace at which they go.”
Ed Walker’s Primo Bacio, fifth in the Falmouth Stakes last month, appeared to be struggling in the ground – described as slack – as she finished the field in seventh.
There was a British success earlier on the map at Deauville as George Boughey’s Oscula won group three Six Perfections Prize, beating the favorite Zellie of André Fabre and Daneh of Ed Crisford.