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Esoterique added to Cambridge

Andre Fabre's Esoterique has been supplemented for the Duke of Cambridge Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday.

The four-year-old was narrowly beaten in the French 1000 Guineas last season and on her most recent outing she edged out Sir Michael Stoute's Integral in the Dahlia Stakes.

A total of 17 fillies are still in the mix for the Group Two, including Integral.

There are a couple of other French possibles in Kenhope and L'Amour de Ma Vie.

Richard Hannon's Sky Lantern may drop in class having raced at the highest level exclusively ever since she was beaten by Hot Snap in the Nell Gwyn last April.

Hannon may also run Zurigha.

There is a strong Irish posse with Aidan O'Brien's French import Peace Burg possibly joined by Pearl Of Africa, Purr Along and Fiesolana.

Godolphin's Certify, Charlie Hills' Irish Guineas heroine Just The Judge and Jonny Portman's Annecdote may also have a part to play.