Audarya leads hunt for Nassau Stakes at Goodwood

Audarya is expected to go into next week's Group One Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood as hot favourite.

The Breeders' Cup winner is among 10 fillies and mares still in contention.

The James Fanshawe-trained five-year-old sprang to prominence last season, winning the Prix Jean Romanet before finishing third in the Prix de l'Opera.

She then went to Keeneland, where she secured a famous victory in the Filly And Mare Turf, and recently proved all that ability remains fully intact when pushing Love all the way on her return to action in the Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.

Love has also been confirmed for the Nassau, next Thursday, but appears highly unlikely to line up - given she is first set to contest the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Love's trainer Aidan O'Brien is instead expected to saddle one or both of his Irish 1000 Guineas heroine Empress Josephine and French Oaks winner Joan Of Arc.

Richard Hannon's Snow Lantern showed a blistering turn of foot to win the Falmouth and could step up in trip, as could Lady Bowthorpe, who suffered a troubled passage when a close fourth in that Newmarket Group One.

Cayenne Pepper (Jessica Harrington), Shale (Donnacha O'Brien), Technique (Martyn Meade) and Zeyaadah (Roger Varian) also feature.

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