Mecca's Angel makes it back to back wins in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes Image by

Mecca’s Angel makes it back to back wins in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
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Dual Nunthorpe heroine Mecca’s Angel is one of 19 to stand their ground for Sunday’s Prix de l’Abbaye at Chantilly.

Michael Dods’ charge ran out a two-length winner over Limato in the York feature last time and she could face a handful of horses who finished behind her again in France.

Take Cover (third), Cotai Glory (fourth), Profitable (sixth), Goldream (seventh) and Washington DC (17th) could try their luck again in a race that has attracted a strong British interest.

Duke Of Firenze, Harry Hurricane, Just Glamorous, Line Of Reason, Marsha, Spring Fling and John Gosden’s juvenile Ardad also feature, while Irish raider Maarek could try to repeat his victory of 2013.

Henry Candy’s Limato is the star name amongst 18 possibles in the seven-furlong Prix de la Foret, along with Dutch Connection, Suedois and Lumiere.

So Mi Dar is one of 13 in the Prix de l’Opera along with the James Fanshawe-trained Speedy Boarding, who was a Group One winner at Deauville in August.

Aidan O’Brien has three to choose from in Seventh Heaven, Even Song and Best In The World, while Jim Bolger could run Pleascach, who has been off the track for over a year.

O’Brien has five of the eight remaining entries in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, including Capri, while in the Prix Marcel Boussac, Jean-Claude Rouget’s unbeaten Toulifaut is one of 17.

Charlie Appleby has three possibles in Grecian Light, Sobetsu and Wuheida, while O’Brien has four, including Moyglare runner-up Hydrangea.

John Gosden’s Dabyah and the Mark Johnston-trained Baileys Showgirl are also in contention.