Frankel's Inspiral Dominates Sandown Feature


Frankel, sire of impressive Listed Star S. victrix Inspiral | Bronwen Healy


Cheveley Park Stud's homebred 2-year-old filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), a daughter of G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. runner-up Starscope (GB) (Selkirk), overcame a slow start to prevail in a June 26 maiden going seven furlongs at Newmarket on debut last time and laid down a marker with an impressive 3 1/2-length win in Thursday's Listed British Stallion Studs EBF Star S. over the same trip at Sandown. Anchored at the tail of the field after a deliberate break, the even-money favourite made rapid headway on the bridle in the straight and powered clear once gaining the upper hand approaching the final furlong to outclass her eight rivals in taking fashion. At the line, she was clear of Godolphin's dual winner Wild Beauty (GB) (Frankel {GB}) with a neck back to her stablemate Sunstrike (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) in third.

“She's always been a classy filly and has just done normal work on the bridle at home,” explained winning trainer John Gosden after claiming a first win in the contest. “Her mother was with us, and she had a lot of ability, and we know all about the father. We thought this was the race to come for, they went pretty strong up front and she won very nicely. Frankie [Dettori] was out the back before coming around them and said he hit the front far too soon. I think it was a pretty hot event and she's not been in front like that before so she did well. She'll have no problem getting a mile and we'll go one step at a time. The [G2] May Hill S. at Doncaster would be an obvious place to go and gives her five or six weeks between races.”

Inspiral is one of four winners from as many runners produced by  G1 1000 Guineas and G1 Coronation S. runner-up Starscope (GB) (Selkirk), herself a half-sister to Listed Rosemary S. victrix Solar Magic (GB) (Pivotal {GB}). Starscope, who is out of a half-sister to MG1SW sire Medicean (GB) (Machiavellian), has also produced last term's Listed Cocked Hat S. third Celestran (GB) (Dansili {GB}) and a weanling colt by Siyouni (Fr). Inspiral's MGSP third dam Mystic Goddess (Storm Bird), who annexed the Listed Sweet Solera S., is a half-sister to G1 Gran Criterium-winning sire Sanam (Golden Act) and MG1SP dual Group 2 winner Shaybani (Al Nasr {Fr}).

Thursday, Sandown, Britain
BRITISH STALLION STUDS EBF STAR S.-Listed, £43,000, Sandown, 7-22, 2yo, f, 7fT, 1:28.17, g/f.
1–INSPIRAL (GB), 126, f, 2, by Frankel (GB)
1st Dam: Starscope (GB) (MG1SP-Eng, $251,626), by Selkirk
2nd Dam: Moon Goddess (GB), by Rainbow Quest
3rd Dam: Mystic Goddess, by Storm Bird
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O/B-Cheveley Park Stud Ltd (GB); T-John & Thady Gosden; J-Lanfranco Dettori. £24,385. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $38,687. *1/2 to Celestran (GB) (Dansili {GB}), SP-Eng.
2–Wild Beauty (GB), 126, f, 2, Frankel (GB)–Tulips (Ire), by Pivotal (GB). O/B-Godolphin (GB); T-Charlie Appleby. £9,245.
3–Sunstrike (Ire), 126, f, 2, Dark Angel (Ire)–Extricate (Ire), by Exceed and Excel (Aus). (390,000gns Ylg '20 TATOCT). O-Qatar Racing Ltd; B-Yeomanstown Stud (IRE); T-John & Thady Gosden. £4,627.
Margins: 3HF, NK, 3 3/4. Odds: 1.00, 2.75, 14.00.
Also Ran: Qipao (GB), Almohandesah (GB), Profound Alexander (Ire), Fabiosa (GB), Allayaali (Ire), Safra. Click for the Racing Post result.

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