Sun Chariot attracts class entry

Star mares Alexander Goldrun and Soviet Song feature among a 36-strong entry for the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on September 30.

Star mares Alexander Goldrun and Soviet Song feature among a 36-strong entry for the Kingdom Of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes at Newmarket on September 30.

The former came within a whisker of notching her sixth success at the highest level when second to Ouija Board in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday, while the latter returned to form when second to Court Masterpiece in the Sussex Stakes at the Glorious Festival.

Alexander Goldrun has not run over a mile since finishing runner-up to James Fanshawe’s charge in the Falmouth Stakes of 2005.

Michael Stoute is responsible for four entries: Echelon, Cantabria, Wasseema and last year’s heroine Peeress.

Godolphin also have a quartet of entries, spearheaded by Silca’s Sister, who could be joined by stablemates Dubai On, Pure Illusion and Vista Bella.

Ballydoyle maestro Aidan O’Brien will choose from three possibles, having entered Queen Cleopatra, Race For The Stars and Rumplestiltskin, who has not been seen since finishing seventh to Speciosa in the 1000 Guineas in May.

Sly’s Classic winner could be joined by Dermot Weld’s Nightime, victor of the Irish equivalent, as well as French Oaks scorer Confidential Lady.

Other notable entries for the £200,000 (€296,200) attraction include Red Evie, the Clive Brittain-trained Rajeem, and French fillies Mandesha and Impressionnante, first and second in Deauville’s Prix d’Astarte at the end of last month.

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