Johnny Murtagh has decided to supplement Belle De Crecy for Saturday's QIPCO British Champions Fillies' And Mares' Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

The jockey-turned trainer rode a canny race on the four-year-old to quicken clear in the Blandford Stakes at the Curragh last time out and now she takes a step up into the newly-upgraded Group One.

Jane Cecil's Hot Snap, who was second on that occasion, is among her nine possible rivals along with Oaks winner and St Leger runner-up Talent.

There will be further overseas raiders such as recent Prix de l'Opera winner Dalkala, Andre Fabre's Galvaun and Nymphea from Germany.

John Gosden's unbeaten Pomology adds further strength along with Mike de Kock's Igugu, Seal of Approval, Park Hill winner The Lark and the progressive Waila.