INVESTEC Derby winner Masar has been entered for the £1million Juddmonte International at the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival.

Masar, carrying the Godolphin blue silks, is among the first stage of entries that have been confirmed for the showcase race of the prestigious meeting, which will run from August 22 to August 25 at York.

The richest race of the season, which will be held on the festival's first day (Wednesday), has attracted middle-distance winners of 31 previous titles from around the racing world with 2017's two highest-rated horses in Europe - Cracksman and Enable - both holding entries, along with four first-placed finishers at Royal Ascot.

Enable will be hoping to repeat the success of Twice Over and Frankel in landing the contest for owner Prince Khalid Abdulla, having previously won the Group One Darley Yorkshire Oaks, which she is also entered in again.

Potential opponents include French Oaks winner Laurens, trained in Yorkshire by Karl Burke, and Royal Ascot winner Magic Wand.

Both the Darley Yorkshire Oaks on Thursday and Friday's Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes offer prize money of £350,000.

Independently rated as the joint-highest sprint race in the world last season, the Nunthorpe field includes dual Group One winner US Navy Flag from Aidan O’Brien’s County Tipperary yard, which is set to take on international raider Redkirk Warrior.

The British-based contenders include Royal Ascot winner Blue Point, who has winning form over the Knavesmire having taken the 2016 renewal of the Al Basti Equiworld Gimcrack Stakes.

Yorkshire interest in the Juddmonte rests with Mark Johnston who has the pair of Elarqam (a York maiden winner) and Mildenberger in the lists, while the Malton flag bearer is Forest Ranger, from Richard Fahey’s yard.

Amongst the fillies, Laurens, from Burke’s yard, represents the white rose county.

Sprint hopes rest again with Burke (Havana Grey) and Fahey (Mr Lupton), aided by Julie Camacho courtesy of Judicial and Bryan Smart’s Alpha Delphini.

Based in the south of the county, David Griffiths has three possible runners in Take Cover, Ornate and Duke of Firenze.

Full entries for The Juddmonte International: Accidental Agent, Addeybb, Athena, Benbatl, Best Solution, Bye Bye Baby, Cliffs of Moher, Cracksman, Crystal Ocean, Dash of Spice, Deauvill, Elarqam, Eminent, Enable, Forest Ranger, Forever Together, Gustav Klimt, Happily, Hawkbill, Hunting Horn, Hydrangea, Latrobe, Leshlaa, Loxley, Magic Wand, Magical, Masar, Mendelssohn, Mildenberger, Poet's Word, Rhododendron, Roaring Lion, Romanised, Rostropovich, Saxon Warrior, Seahenge, September, The Pentagon, Thunder Snow, Willie John, Without Parole.

Full entries for The Darley Yorkshire Oaks: Arabian Gift, Athena, Bateel, Bye Bye Baby, Cimeara, Coronet, Crimson Rosette, Dynabee, Enable, Eziyra, Flattering, Forever Together, God Given, Hadith, Happily, Horseplay, Hydrangea, Isabel de Urbina, Lah Ti Dar, Laurens, Magic Wand, Magical, Magnolia Springs, Mrs Sippy, Natural Scenery, Night Music, Perfect Clarity, Precious Ramotswe, Predawn, Rhododendron, Sea of Class, September, Sun Maiden, Tissiak, Turret Rocks, What A Home, Wild Illusion, Winter Lightning, Worth Waiting.

Full entries for The Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes: A Momentofmadness, Abel Handy, Alpha Delphini, Battaash, Battle of Jericho, Blue Point, Caspian Prince, Could It Be Love, Dali, Declarationofpeace, Dreamfield, Duke of Firenze, Equilateral, Finsbury Square, Fleet Review, Gorane, Havana Grey, Heartache, Hit The Bid, Invincible Army, Judicial, Just Glamorous, Mabs Cross, Main Desire, Mr Lupton, Muthmir, Now You're Talking, Ornate, Phoenix Star, Pocket Dynamo, Redkirk Warrior, Roman River, Sioux Nation, Soldier's Call, Sound And Silence, Spirit of Valor, Stone of Destiny, Take Cover, U S Navy Flag, Washington DC.