Longtime 1000 Guineas favorite Inspiral has been dominated out of Sunday’s Classic at Newmarket after lacking some essential preparation, with the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot now the principle intention.
The John and Thady Gosden-trained filly did not make an supposed racecourse gallop, main connections to delay her highly-anticipated first begin as a three-year-old.
Inspiral, owned by Cheveley Park Stud, was unbeaten in 4 juvenile begins, progressing from a Newmarket maiden in July, to Listed success at Sandown after which Group Two glory within the May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.
She completed her 2021 marketing campaign with victory within the Group One Fillies’ Mile, however her not run since that October outing.
Chris Richardson, managing director to house owners Cheveley Park Stud, stated: “John Gosden had an in-depth dialogue with the boss, Mrs Thompson, and following that it was determined that sadly she would miss the 1000 Guineas.
“John Gosden feels she wasn’t actually prepared for the race and if you obtain that recommendation from a coach equivalent to John, you observe it and now we’ll look to the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot as a part of her programme.
“It is disappointing for all involved however we should heed their recommendation.
“Royal Ascot is a favoured meeting of the Thompsons and we’ve had success there previously, it’s the start of the year and we’ve still got lots of opportunities going forward.”
Aidan O’Brien’s Tenebrism, winner of final yr’s Group One Cheveley Park Stakes, is the brand new 5/2 favorite (Sky Bet), forward of Jessica Harrington’s Moyglare Stud Stakes winner Discoveries (6/1).