NATHRA could emerge the leading light in today's Atalanta Stakes at Sandown.

Trainer John Gosden won the Group Three a year ago with Persuasive and must surely fancy his chances of repeating the dose with this daughter of Iffraaj.

Runner-up in the Fillies' Mile as a juvenile, the four-year-old has perhaps not quite kicked on as one might have expected.

Yet she ably demonstrated at Newbury last time that there are still good races to be won with her.

Nathra was having just her second run of the year in the Hungerford Stakes – her seasonal debut can be forgotten about as she had no luck whatsoever – and she stayed on nicely to get to within two-and-a-quarter lengths of Masaat.

That was an especially pleasing effort as she probably found seven furlongs too sharp, even in spite of the soft ground.

Gosden has made the utterly obvious decision to step back up to a mile in the Atalanta and it should eke out just enough improvement to get her head in front.

Nathra is a proven operator when the mud is flying but she is not a one-dimensional horse in that respect as she finished runner-up in the French 1000 Guineas on a decent surface.

There are an awful lot of positives in an open-looking race and she should be backed as today's nap selection under Frankie Dettori.

The Solario Stakes is always a tricky one but there could be some mileage in supporting MASAR with James Doyle on board.

Godolphin's young colt won a most informative novice stakes at Goodwood on his debut and was then given the go-ahead to run in the Chesham Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Trainer Charlie Appleby was proud in defeat at the big meeting as he finished third behind September and Nyaleti in a hot renewal of the Listed race.

Masar has since been out of action but fitness should not be an issue as his trainer has this season consistently yielded positive dividends by adopting patient tactics with his juveniles.

The son of New Approach holds stacks of big entries and, at this stage of his career, he could be anything.

ALPHA DELPHINI can repeat his success of last year in the totescoop6 Beverley Bullet.

Bryan Smart's charge has not actually got his head in front since landing this Listed prize 12 months ago but has turned in some creditable efforts in defeat, most notably when beaten less than a length in the Temple Stakes back in May.

He was no match for Marsha in last week's Nunthorpe at York but this is much more his level and he knows what to expect on the Westwood. Graham Lee takes the reins.

WHO DARES WINS would not be winning out of turn in the Chester Stakes on the Roodee.

The Alan King-trained gelding deserves a bit of luck, having finished a rock-solid fourth in the Chester Cup at the venue earlier in the season and third to Thomas Hobson at the Royal fixture.

Throw in the fact he was also third in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham and it would be nice to see things go his way for once. Tom Marquand has the ride.