While the headline act at Royal Ascot is likely to be the rubber match between Kingman and Night Of Thunder in the St James’s Palace Stakes, one story that has the potential to become one of the best tales of the week centres around the Irish raider Missunited.

The seven-year-old has grown into the most popular dual-purpose racemare in the country, winning the Galway Hurdle last year before returning to the level to win two listed races and finish third in Group 1 company at Longchamp. She is now being aimed at the Ascot Gold Cup at Royal Ascot but, truth be told, the story isn’t so much about her as it is about her one-of-a-kind trainer Mick Winters.