Alpha Centauri, Timeform's highest rated three-year-old Filly, has enjoyed an extremely fruitful campaign this season, with four consecutive victories coming at the highest level. Having won the Irish 1,000 Guineas back in May, she then dominated in the Coronation Stakes at Ascot, winning by an impressive 6 lengths on that occassion.
Another triumph soon followed against her own sex at Newmarket in the Falmouth Stakes in July, before scoring in the Prix Jacques le Marois when taking on the Colts for the first time at Deauville, last time out.
She's likely to go off a short-priced favourite on the opening day of the Irish Champions Weekend when back against the fillies, as she bids to register a fifth successive Group 1.
Other runners set to compete in the Group 1 over a mile include seven entries from Aidan O'Brien, which includes Rhododendron, Magical, Happily and Athena, as he looks to register a third success in the race in as many years. Whilst fellow Irish based trainer, Dermot Weld has Making Light set to be his representitive.
Karl Burke's star filly Laurens looks likely to spearhead a British effort to land the race, as she represents one of the two entries from Burke's yard.
Discussing this, he outlined that "Laurens is in great form. I couldn't be happier with her. Laurens definitely runs, and we'll see what happens weather-wise for Ellthea."
Another potential British challenger making the journey across the Irish Sea is Dan's Dream, who is set to represent Mick Channon in this year's renewal at Leapordstown.
Find out more ahead of this year's renewal of the Group 1 Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.