Thompson, however, confessed that the triumph in the Californian sunshine with Inspiral may just be the pinnacle of his racing experiences.

As the racing world looks forward to the upcoming season, all eyes will undoubtedly be on Cheveley Park Stud and the remarkable Inspiral, who continues to be a shining star in the world of horse racing.

“It’s hard to put into words, it really is. I’ve seen some big moments on the racecourse over the years, but that’s got to be right up there,” he said.

“Inspiral is a homebred filly, it was her sixth Group One and as well as that it’s the way the race unfolded – it’s California, it’s Santa Anita.

“My legs had gone after the last furlong!”

Considering possible plans for 2024, Thompson said: “I guess you might see her over the stiff mile in the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot, but we’ll give give 10 furlongs a shot at some stage during the summer, absolutely.

“You could potentially see her in the Nassau at Goodwood or the Juddmonte International at York. I wouldn’t have thought she’d run in both of those as they’d probably be too close together, but certainly one of those could come into play.

“We can look at anything from eight to 10 furlongs, depending on the track and the ground, and hopefully we’ll have another couple of great days with her. That’s the objective.”

Source: At The Races

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