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Love leads the way as eight hold Wales ground |  Race News

Dual Classic heroine Love is one of eight confirmations for Wednesday’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Aidan O’Brien’s filly has not been seen since winning the Yorkshire Oaks five lengths in August, having dominated her own age group in the 1000 Guineas in Newmarket and the Oaks in Epsom.

Galileo’s daughter missed a scheduled tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October due to soft ground, meaning she will make her first appearance in 10 months if she lines up for the main event the second day of the Royal Rencontre.

O’Brien, who has previously won the Prince of Wales’s Stakes with Duke Of Marmalade (2008), So You Think (2012) and Highland Reel (2017), also confirmed Armory for this year’s renewal.

The latter appears poised for a return to the highest level judged by his impressive comeback victory in the Huxley Stakes last month in Chester.

The ante-post lists are led by reigning champion John and Thady Gosden, Lord North.

Dubawi’s gelding failed to replicate its impressive performance from 12 months ago during the remainder of its 2020 campaign, but was back at its best when the Dubai Turf landed at Meydan in March.

Addeybb, coached by William Haggas, held second behind Lord North 12 months ago before returning to Ascot in the fall to win the Qipco Champion Stakes.

He is set to revive the rivalry after another successful stint in Australia and could be joined by his teammate My Oberon.

The mainstay of David Simcock’s Desert Encounter team, the Sangarius trained by Sir Michael Stoute and James Fanshawe’s star mare Audarya are the other prospects.

The latter has been off track since winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Keeneland in November.

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