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Fugue back in York contention

Defending champion The Fugue and Aidan O'Brien's interesting recruit Chicquita are among the 34 entries for the Darley Yorkshire Oaks on August 21.

As well as The Fugue, last seen producing a career-best in winning last week's Prince of Wales's Stakes, trainer John Gosden has the Investec Oaks winner Taghrooda, Sultanina, Pomology and Freedom's Light to choose from in this prestigious Group One.

Aidan O'Brien has yet to give a start to Chicquita, last seen landing last year's Irish Oaks for Alain de Royer-Dupre before she was snapped up by Coolmore at the sales.

The trainer also has Peace Burg, Venus De Milo, Bracelet, Tapestry, Marvellous and Dazzling in his squad.

Royer-Dupre picked up the Yorkshire Oaks two years ago with Shareta, and the Aga Khan's little-known Dolniya is his potential representative this time around.

Adding a further touch of overseas interest is the presence of two German-trained fillies, Markus Klug's pair of Hey Little Gorl and Weltmacht.