Love marked her seasonal return with a game performance in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, as the filly claimed her fourth Group 1 success in a row.
Aidan O’Brien’s star had not been seen since thundering home in the Yorkshire Oaks back in August of last year.
But her 300-day break away from the course looked to have little effect on her as she soaked up the pressure from her rivals to claim success in Berkshire.
Facing male counterparts for the first time, the filly pushed in front from the off and dominated the pace for the majority of the contest.
She faced challenges from several rivals in the run-in, but the daughter of Galileo battled on bravely and held them off to win by three-quarters of a length.
Audarya ran a cracker to finish second for James Fanshaw, while Armory kept on well in the closing stages to claim third.
Frankie Dettori recorded his 75th Royal Ascot success as a jockey after landing an upset with Indie Angel in the Group 2 Duke Of Cambridge Stakes.
John and Thady Gosden’s filly, who had regularly featured in handicaps before this season, showed her progress as she made headway in the final furlong.
Her experienced jockey pushed her to challenge at the perfect time as the four-year-old cleared away from her rivals in the closing stages, winning by two and a half lengths.
The well-backed Lady Bowthorpe held on for second under William Jarvis, while Sir Michael Stoute’s Queen Power claimed third.
Gavin Cromwell is known for his exploits in National Hunt, but the Irish trainer claimed a Royal Ascot success on the flat with Quick Suzy in the Group 2 Queen Mary Stakes.
The filly showed plenty of speed in the 5f sprint, challenging the leading Twilight Gleaming in the final furlong.
The two-year-old pushed into the lead in the closing stages and ran on to win by a length and a half.
Kemari coped with the step up into Group company as he kept on strongly to win the Queen’s Vase for Charlie Appleby and Eve Johnston Houghton’s Chipotle landed some black type in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes.
Real World thundered home in the Royal Hunt Cup to claim a four and three quarter length success for Saeed bin Suroor, while David Loughnane‘s Lola Showgirl landed the Kensington Palace Stakes.