Heron S. Next For Inspiral


Sandown will be the next port of call for Inspiral | Emma Berry

Cartier Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who will miss the G1 QIPCO 1000 Guineas on May 1, will instead make her next start in the Listed Coral Heron S. at Sandown Park on May 19. Four-for-four at two including a victory in the G1 bet365 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket in October, Inspiral missed several days of training in the lead up to the Guineas. Royal Ascot's G1 Coronation S. in June is the long-term target for the Cheveley Park homebred.

John Gosden, who trains the filly with his son Thady, said, “In the case of Inspiral, all being well, she will run in the Heron S. as a prep for the Coronation S. at Royal Ascot.

“She missed those critical eight to 10 days of training during trials week here and from that point of view I couldn't run her at 80% as that wouldn't be very clever.

“It was a straightforward decision in the end not to run in the Guineas when you miss that period of training. You have got to be at full match fitness for a Guineas.

“You can't miss two critical bits of work and think you are going to be there so to that extent it was not a difficult decision. You do the right thing by the filly and the right thing was not to run.

“I was just going through the book last night and there are no fillies' race for her in this country. She can't [go] for the Michael Seeley Memorial S. at York as she is not eligible and consequently the Heron comes at the right time.”

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