Although without success since landing the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket in April last year, the four-year-old has run some fine races in defeat.
She was last seen finishing sixth in the Group 1 Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket and drops to Listed company on the Knavesmire, but steps up in distance from a mile to an extended mile and a quarter.
Fahey said: "We've been campaigning her in tough races trying to get some more Group-race black type, so this is a bit easier than what she's been running in of late. Hopefully, she can win, she definitely deserves it as she's an extremely tough filly.
"She's had some hard races and every time I think of giving her some time, she comes out bucking and squealing. We don't really train her, we just let her race and she seems to enjoy it that way. I just hope she gets home as it's 10 and a half furlongs. We'll see."
Second in the ratings is the far less exposed Momentary, who carries the colours of The Queen.
The Michael Bell-trained filly beat the high-class Shirocco Star on her penultimate start at Newbury, with the runner-up going on to be placed in the English and Irish Oaks, as well as the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot.
However, Momentary ran no sort of race in the Ribblesdale and now aims to prove that Newbury performance was no flash in the pan. "She was disappointing at Ascot and the race just didn't really pan out for her on the day," said Bell. In theory, York is a similar track to Newbury – it's a galloping left-handed track – and she's also coming back to the same trip she won over at Newbury.
"It ticks all the boxes and she looks really well, so we're very hopeful. Obviously, she looked a top-class filly at Newbury, but she needs to produce again. The quicker ground shouldn't be a problem."
Elas Diamond is a fascinating contender for Jeremy Noseda, and is running for the first time in 636 days. The four-year-old was last seen finishing second to multiple Group 1 winner Blue Bunting in a Newmarket Listed race in 2010.
Noseda said: "I am delighted to have Elas Diamond back on the racecourse. She was very sick as a three-year-old and had to miss the whole season. I have been pleased with her work and, while I feel she will improve for the run, I hope she can give a good account of herself.
"She was declared at Newmarket last weekend but we took her out due to the soft ground. I feel York is an ideal track for her and good, fast ground is also ideal."
With all this in mind, Barefoot Lady could be the one.