Autumn return for Quiet Reflection
Trainer Karl Burke has confirmed Quiet Reflection is being lined up for an autumn return after skipping Royal Ascot.
Quiet Reflection, who finished a disappointing 10th at Haydock Park in the Armstrong Aggregates Temple Stakes last time out, was expected to line-up in Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot.
However, the four-year-old bay filly has encountered a slight problem and has not been confirmed in the final entry list for the coveted race in Berkshire this weekend.
Burke has also revealed his charge will miss the big meeting at Newmarket next month, whilst saying an autumn comeback is currently the goal, although the team will not make any rash decisions.
"She has had a slight setback and won't be confirmed. She is not 100 per cent and she is too good a filly to take a chance with. It is not life-threatening, but she won't go to Ascot and won't go to Newmarket [for the July Cup]," she said. "I hope we will get her back for an autumn campaign and go to Haydock and Champions Day."
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