We see a similar result in the record of the seven mares who produced duplicate runners - Affianced Soldier Of Fortune (by Galileo, won in 2007) and Heliostatic (Galileo, seventh 2006); Highland Gift Golan (Spectrum, third 2001) and Tartan Bearer (Spectrum, fourth 2008); La Meilleure Sholokhov (Sadler's Wells, second 2002) and Napper Tandy (Spectrum, seventh 2003); Lady Of Vision Dr Brendler (Distant View, ninth 2001) and Monsieur Henri (Chester House, 11th 2006); Shouk Masterofthehorse (Sadler's Wells, fourth 2009) and Washington Irving (Montjeu, 11th 2008); Star Begonia
Roosevelt (Danehill, third 2003) and Five Dynasties (Danehill, eighth 2004); and Urban Sea Galileo (Sadler's Wells, won 2001) and Urban Ocean (Bering, sixth 2000).
And Star Begonia
, runner-up to Bahr in the Group 2 Ribblesdale Stakes, has not run since that day in mid-June.
William Hill bet: 2-1 Nedawi, 7-2 The Glow Worm, 6 High And Low, 13-2 Sadian, Star Begonia
, 8 Dark Moondancer, Ta Lim, 9 Sunshine Street, 25 Eco Friendly, 250 Ardleigh Charmer.
Ireland will also be represented by Aidan O'Brien's Oaks winner Shahtoush and Ribblesdale Stakes runner-up Star Begonia
Half-sister to Alexandrie (by Val de l'Orne - Gr3 winner and later dam of Gr1 winner and sire Poliglote), Gr2 winner Animatrice, Gr3 winners King Alex and Alexius, Gr2-placed Star Begonia
(dam of Gr2 winner Five Dynasties), and minor winners Ring Beaune and Via Saleria, champion Italian older horse Antheus, Burn A Buck (by Spend A Buck - Listed winner), Mineralogie, Dance Indienne (by Green Dancer - winner and dam of Gr1 winner/sire Indian Danehill) and Soviet Squaw (by Nureyevwinner and granddam of Gr1-placed Russian Blue).
Hills bet: 2 Nedawi, 7-2 The Glow-Worm, 6 High And Low, 13-2 Sadian, Star Begonia
, 8 Ta-Lim, Dark Moondancer, 9 Sunshine Street, 25 Eco Friendly.
The firm go: 5-4 Bahr, 7-2 Glorosia, 8-1 Kitza, Napoleon's Sister, 12- 1 Olive The Twist, Star Begonia
, Winona, 16-1 bar.
Alexandrie is also dam of Group 2-placed Star Begonia
and grand-dam of last year's Group 3 winner Sadler's Flag and this year's French Listed winner Special Ring.
She then tackled Group 2 company in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot where she faded late to finish fifth behind Bahr and Star Begonia
. Today's drop in class provides her with an ideal opportunity to regain the winning thread.
Bahr then went on to Royal Ascot for the Ribblesdale Stakes and was most impressive, beating Star Begonia
by two lengths.
Today's eight-runner renewal sees three three-year-olds-Ribblesdale Stakes runner-up Star Begonia
, Ulster Derby winner Dragon Triumph and Enzeli, a pace-maker for Ebadiyla, in the line-up.
"I knew he had a great chance on form, having beaten the likes of Desert Fox, Star Begonia
and Sunshine Street early in the season."