Inspiral and Audience Likely to Steer Separate Paths at Ascot

Inspiral with co-trainer John Gosden | Emma Berry

Inspiral (GB) (Frankel {GB}), who holds double entries at Royal Ascot next week, now looks more likely to head to the G1 Prince of Wales's S on Wednesday, with fellow Cheveley Park Stud representative Audience (GB) (Iffraaj {GB}) sent to run in Tuesday's G1 Queen Anne S.

The five-year-old mare has won six Group 1 races, the latest being over the longer trip of 10 furlongs at Santa Anita in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. She was fourth behind her John and Thady Gosden stable-mate Audience on her seasonal return in the G1 Lockinge S. over a mile.

“It has obviously been given serious consideration and following her success at Santa Anita over a mile and a quarter, where she was very effective, I think it makes sense to step her up,” said Cheveley Park Stud's managing director, Chris Richardson.

“The Lockinge was a good starting point, but she was slowly away, which she can be on occasions, and if she is a little tardy away next time at least over a mile and a quarter it will be less important hopefully.”

He added of Audience, “I think he's got the ability and I think he still remains a progressive horse. I hope he will dispel any thoughts that his win in the Lockinge was a bit a fluke.”

 

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