NORTH Yorkshire trainer Karl Burke has confirmed that sprint queen Quiet Reflection will miss Royal Ascot which starts on Tuesday afternoon.

The filly, which stormed to national attention when winning the Commonwealth Cup at Ascot 12 months ago, had been entered for Saturday's Diamond Jubilee Stakes.

But Burke, who is based at Leyburn, revealed that the four-year-old was suffering from a niggling injury and will not be risked.

"She is not 100 per cent and she is too good a filly to take a chance with," he said. "It is not life-threatening but she won't go to Ascot and won't go to Newmarket (for the July Cup)."

Burke says an autumn re-appearance is now the likely option with Haydock's Sprint Cup at Haydock and Champions Day at Ascot on the radar.

Over 20 horses still feature in the five-day confirmations for the Diamond Jubilee including Suedois, trained by David O'Meara at Upper Helmsley, Growl trained by Malton-based Richard Fahey, and Kevin Ryan's Brando, the winner of last season's Ayr Gold Cup.

Fahey, meanwhile, will be hoping to land the Queen Anne Stakes tomorrow (Tuesday) with the odds-on favourite Ribchester.

He also runs Forest Ranger, a 50-1 outsider, in the St James's Palace Stakes, Suegioo in the Ascot Stakes, and both Simmy's Copshop and Areen Faisal in the finale, the Windsor Castle Stakes.

Jockey Daniel Tudhope rides Chatburn for O'Meara in the same race.

Final Venture, from Paul Midgley's yard in Westow, meanwhile, is a big outsider in the Kings Stand Stakes.