Karl Burke's dual Haydock heroine has been ruled out of crack at more Royal Ascot glory
Quiet Reflection is set to miss this Saturday’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
But connections hope she will be back in time to defend her Sprint Cup crown at Haydock Park in the autumn.
A dual winner at the Merseyside track last season, Karl Burke's four-year-old also landed the Group One Commonwealth Cup at the Royal meeting 12 months ago.
But after a few niggly problems, she has been slow to come to hand this year.
She did return to Haydock for her seasonal reappearance in last month’s Temple Stakes, but she finished a disappointing 10th of 12 behind Priceless over an inadequate five furlongs. The ground on Merseyside was a bit quick for Quiet Reflection as it is likely to be at Ascot this week.
And following a slight setback, Burke has ruled her out of a return trip to Berkshire this week.
The Liverpool FC-supporting trainer said: “Unfortunately Quiet Reflection won’t make it to Ascot.
“The silver lining is that it doesn’t look like it would have been her ground anyway, but even if it was she wouldn’t be going.
“She’s just had a recurrence of the problems which affected her early in the season and it will rule her out of the July Cup, too.
“We’ll hopefully have her back for an autumn campaign and the obvious races are the Sprint Cup at Haydock and Ascot on Champions Day.”