Raabihah could still take her chance in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, despite suffering defeat in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on Sunday.

Connections of the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained filly will wait a few days and see how the daughter of Sea The Stars has taken the race before committing her to Europe’s premier middle distance contest.

Raabihah was sent off the favourite to take her track record to four wins from five starts, but went down by three lengths to the Dermot Weld’s impressive Tarnawa after staying on to edge long-time leader Dame Malliot for second place.

"The winner looked very good. I’m not taking anything away from her. I expected to see more acceleration from our filly than we did," said Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s racing manager, Angus Gold.

"Mr Rouget felt otherwise, so we said we’d see how she comes out of it. She needs to improve to win an Arc on what we saw on Sunday.

"That has always been the plan after the Vermeille. We’ll see at the end of the week how things are."