Lady Aurelia could face up to nine rivals in Saturday’s Connolly’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket.
The daughter of Scat Daddy added to American trainer Wesley Ward’s Royal Ascot tally with a devastating display in the Queen Mary Stakes and while she was less spectacular in last month’s Prix Morny, she still won comfortably to maintain her unbeaten record.
Heading the home challenge for this weekend’s Group One contest is the Richard Fahey-trained Frankel filly Queen Kindly, winner of last month’s Lowther Stakes at York.
Mark Johnston’s Kilmah and Nations Alexander from Richard Hannon’s yard both bring plenty of experience to the party. Hannon has also left in Promising, who remains a maiden after three starts.
Aidan O’Brien has two chances in Brave Anna and Roly Poly. Brave Anna won the Albany Stakes at the Royal meeting but has been disappointing since, while Roly Poly won the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes on the July Course before finding Queen Kindly too strong on the Knavesmire.
Michael O’Callaghan’s Holy Cat and the Ger Lyons-trained Velveteen are other potential Irish raiders.
David Simcock’s Pellucid completes the list.