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Field of 10 left in Nassau

Thistle Bird remains on course to bid for a second successive Group One victory after featuring amongst 10 fillies and mares confirmed for the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday.

Having claimed the Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom for a second time, Roger Charlton's six-year-old landed her first success at the highest level with a brilliant display under George Baker in last month's Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.

John Gosden has won the last two renewals of the Nassau with The Fugue and Winsili and has two representatives in contention this time in Sultanina and Eastern Belle.

Sultanina found only stable companion Pomology too strong in the Lancashire Oaks earlier this month, while the three-year-old Eastern Belle was last seen claiming a Listed prize at Newbury.

Aidan O'Brien has entered Pretty Polly runner-up Venus De Milo, as well as Palace.

Mango Diva, Amazing Maria, Lustrous and Madame Chiang are also in contention.

There is also a potential French challenger in Narniyn, who won four races on the spin before finishing fourth against the boys in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.