Ascot (England): Queen Elizabeth II will be represented in tomorrow’s Royal Hunt Cup (5.00pm) by Seniority, who gets into the famous mile heritage handicap after being second reserve.

The four-year-old son of Dubawi, trained by William Haggas and successful on both his starts this season over a mile on Polytrack at Chelmsford City, is now among the 30 runners after the defection of his stable companion Mubtasim earlier on Tuesday morning because of lameness.

James Doyle will be in the saddle.

The Queen has enjoyed 23 winners in total at the Royal Meeting, most recently with Dartmouth in the 2016 G2 Hardwicke Stakes.

The Royal Hunt Cup has been a good race for The Queen. Choir Boy won the contest in 1953, providing the Queen with her first Royal Ascot winner, while Her Majesty subsequently enjoyed success with Alexander (1956) and Colour Sergeant (1992).

The Queen had a runner on Tuesday with Fabricate (Michael Bell/James Doyle) in the Listed Wolferton Stakes (5.30pm) while later in the week her Elector (Sir Michael Stoute) holds an entry in the G2 King Edward VII Stakes (Friday, June 22).