Estimate set York poser

  • Last Updated: August 7 2014, 9:40 BST

Estimate will bid to get her season back on track in the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York on August 22.

Estimate: York hopeful
Estimate: York hopeful

The Queen's mare brought the house down at Royal Ascot last summer when becoming the first Gold Cup winner in history to be owned by a reigning monarch and went close to successfully defending her crown in June, going down by a neck to Leading Light.

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The five-year-old, whose subsequent positive test for the banned substance morphine has been put down to a contaminated feed supply, was widely expected to get back on the winning trail in last week's Goodwood Cup, but trailed home last of eight runners.

The Queen's racing and bloodstock advisor, John Warren, said: "All is well and the plan is to go for the Lonsdale Cup (August 22) at York."