Beauty Parlour: bids for second Classic victory at Chantilly on SundayPICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Beauty Parlour aims for historic Classic double
Preview: France, Sunday (2.45pm BST)
Chantilly: Prix de Diane Longines (Group 1) 1m2½f, 3yo fillies
BEAUTY PARLOUR (Elie Lellouche/Christophe Soumillon) bids to add her name to an illustrious list of fillies to complete the Classic double of the Poule d'Essai des Pouliches and Prix de Diane at Chantilly on Sunday.
Unbeaten in her four starts to date, the daughter of Deep Impact will bid to follow in the footsteps of Divine Proportions (2005), Zarkava (2008) and last year's winner Golden Lilac.
Lellouche is looking forward to stepping Beauty Parlour up in trip and said: "I think 1600m was her minimum and I don't see the distance being a problem to her. She is just a filly of great quality."
Aidan O'Brien: saddles two filliesPICTURE: Getty Images
O'Brien said: "We were delighted with Up when she ran second in the French 1,000 Guineas. We've been very happy with her since.
"She's stepping up in trip and, hopefully, she will stay the distance.
"Kissed likes ease in the ground and that's why she missed Epsom as conditions were a bit quick for her.
"She's in good form and the more cut there is in the ground the better it will be for her."
The Coolmore contingent is completed by Petite Noblesse (Andre Fabre/Maxime Guyon).
Zarkava's owner the Aga Khan also has three entries, including Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary winner Sagawara (Alain de Royer-Dupre/Gerald Mosse).
She's joined by stablemate Dalkala, ridden by the owner's retained jockey Christophe Lemaire, and the supplemented Valyra (Jean-Claude Rouget/Johnny Murtagh), both of whom defend unbeaten records.