Lucida and Devonshire are among 16 fillies and mares left in Wednesday's Duke of Cambridge Stakes at the confirmation stage.

The Jim Bolger-trained Lucida made the frame in the 1000 Guineas and Coronation Stakes last year but could only manage fourth behind Willie McCreery's Devonshire on her comeback in the Group 2 Lanwades Stud Stakes at the Curragh's Guineas meeting.

The André Fabre-trained Usherette heads the ante-post market on the Duke of Cambridge and booked her ticket with a good victory over Arabian Queen in the Dahlia Stakes at Newmarket last month.

Like Lucida and Devonshire, she is owned by Godolphin, who have a couple of other leading contenders in Very Special and Always Smile, who are both in the care of Saeed bin Suroor.

Other possibles include the John Gosden-trained Jazzi Top, Andrew Balding's Blond Me and Spangled from Roger Varian's stable.

Graham Motion expects Miss Temple City to open up more eyes when she makes her second appearance at the royal meeting.

The filly is around a 10/1 chance for the Duke of Cambridge, having belied odds of 50/1 12 months ago when only beaten two lengths in fourth place in the Coronation.

All roads have led back to Berkshire since she confirmed her well-being when making a successful seasonal debut in a Grade 1 at Keeneland in April.

"I thought she ran very well last year and we felt if she was doing well we'd like to come back," said Motion, whose inmate will be ridden by Ryan Moore. "She needed to run well first time out and she did.

"We thought the boys' race (at Keeneland) looked a bit easier and we rolled the dice and she did it very nicely.

"We wanted to put her in a race where she had the best chance and I feel she is getting more respect than last year, when she was 50/1.

"I feel really good about running her."