August 16, 2009

Goldikova not only destroyed her male competition in the FR-G1 Prix Jacques Le Marois by six lengths, she took a full second off the 1981 race record, leading her trainer Freddie Head to declare she may in fact rival the celebrated Miesque in talent. According to reports, she will break until the FR-G1 Prix de la Foret on October 3 before returning to defend her Breeders’ Cup Turf Mile title in early November.

Here’s the race video in French. Goldikova breaks second from the left, with her jockey in white cap, white sleeves and light blue (#6)—just watch her accelerate from the field mid-race with her ears back. Wow!

At The Curragh in the IRE-G3 Royal Whip, mare Deauville Vision was beaten out for third by Red Rock Canyon, as Curtain Call outdueled Casual Conquest for the win, while in the IRE-G3 Phoenix Sprint the fillies Girouette and Perfect Polly battled to a photo finish, with Girouette getting the nod. The colt Icelandic got third, while 2-1 favorite Vocalised finished fifth behind Croisultan. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Filly runner-up Heart Shaped only beat the unfortunately-named Gluteus Maximus in the soft going.


Colins Ghost said...

Thanks for posting the replay.

She looks like a greyhound when she kicks into gear -- can't wait to see her again in the BC Mile.

Anne S said...

Pretty impressive - amazing win.

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