Christophe Ferland is confident Dabirsim can get back on the winning trail in the Poule D'Essai Des Poulains, the French 2000 Guineas, at Longchamp on Sunday.
The three-year-old went through a stellar juvenile campaign unbeaten and was unsurprisingly a red-hot favourite to make a winning return in last month's Prix de Fontainebleau.
But having been ridden with the the utmost confidence by Christophe Soumillon, who was taking the ride for the first time, he was caught in the very last stride by Dragon Pulse.
Soumillon came in for plenty of criticism post-race, but Ferland believes he will have learnt plenty about the colt ahead of his Classic date this weekend.
Ferland said: "Everything has gone well since his comeback, we've had no problems at all, and the horse seems to be in good form.
"He looks like has improved for that race when we work him in the mornings, but he only does what we ask in the morning and no more.
"He looks like he has physically progressed since his first run of the year and I think Christophe will have learnt a lot about the horse from riding him last time. He is out for revenge.
"I am happy with stall one. I would prefer to be in the middle but stall one is better than stall 12 of 12.
"I can't complain as we are next to our lead horse (Veneto) and we'll make a plan with Christophe about which tactics to use on Sunday.
"I don't think about the other horses in the race - I just concentrate on my own horse.
"It's a Group One race and it would be fantastic if he can get back to winning ways. Then everybody will forget him finishing second on his first run of the season."
There are a total of five challengers from this side of the Channel, with three British contenders joined by Aidan O'Brien-trained pair Furner's Green and Vault.
Richard Hannon turns Coupe De Ville out quickly having finished fifth behind Camelot in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket last week.
Peter Chapple-Hyam saddles Free Handicap winner Telwaar and John Gosden is represented by recent Newbury winner Gregorian.
The latter is drawn widest of all in stall 12 and the Newmarket handler is cursing his luck.
Gosden said: "The horse is in good form and this has been the plan all along, but he's got a lousy draw.
"Longchamp is a great track but it has one major flaw and that is the mile start.
"If you have eight runners, it's fine, but when you are getting into double figures it really is a terrible draw.
"The horse is in great form and this has been his intended target all along."
O'Brien saddles Up and After in the Poule D'Essai Des Pouliches - the French 1000 Guineas.
A third major Irish contender is David Wachman's Fire Lily, who was beaten just a neck by last weekend's Newmarket 1000 Guineas heroine Homecoming Queen at Leopardstown a month ago.
The only British representative is Samitar, trained by Mick Channon.