Huntingdon Racecourse’s next meeting could come complete with a royal flavour.

The Queen is set to have a rare runner at the local track on Friday.

Top trainer Nicky Henderson says Her Majesty's chaser Special Agent, who won at Ascot last year, is likely to line up in the Alconbury Handicap Chase at 2.10pm.

The seven-year-old would be only the second jumps runner for The Queen in the current National Hunt season, who tends to have considerably more Flat runners.

Huntingdon Racecourse general manager Sian Williams said: "The Queen is one of horse racing's greatest supporters and it would be marvellous to see one of her horses running here on Friday."

A seven-race card starts at 1pm on Friday with the feature race being the three mile, one furlong Pertemps Network Handicap Hurdle - a qualifier for the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival.

Advance tickets are priced at £13.50 for adults and are available from or by calling 0844 579 3007. Accompanied children are admitted free.