Cup entrant and Arc de Triomphe runner-up Pride put in an easy canter on Friday morning. Trainer Alain de Royer Dupre said, "She has always raced freely, a bit too freely. She is better now but it is still her tendency. That's why I will never let Christophe (Lemaire, jockey ) ride her in the mornings. He always let's her go too fast! But she is more mature this year and settled in very well. She arrived here two days earlier this time and that has also helped."