South African raider Irridescence is among eight final declarations for the UAE Hydra Properties Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket on Wednesday.
Mike de Kock’s six-year-old, winner of three Group One races, faces strong opposition including classy older fillies Nannina, Red Evie and Speciosa.
The John Gosden-trained Nannina won the Windsor Forest Stakes at Royal Ascot on her latest start but will only run if the ground is considered dry enough for her.
Dual Group One winner Red Evie, trained by Michael Bell, bids to get back on track following a disappointing run in the Queen Anne Stakes at the Royal meeting.
Last year’s 1000 Guineas heroine Speciosa pleased her trainer Pam Sly when runner-up to Peeping Fawn in the Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.
Arch Swing, second to Finsceal Beo in this spring’s 1000 Guineas, is the sole Irish challenger, while Jeremy Noseda’s Simply Perfect, third in the fillies’ Classic at Newmarket, also runs.
The field is completed by Bahia Breeze and Sweet Lilly.