Goldikova's 8 Pretenders

The six-year-old champion mare, Goldikova IRE (Anabaa USA), will make her season debut in the Group 1 Prix D'Ispahan, 1m 1┬Żl (1850m) at Longchamp on May 22.

She will face old foes in Richard Hannon's Dick Turpin, Andre Fabre's Byword and her own trainer Freddie Head's Rajsaman, who will be ridden by Thierry Jarnet as the new retainer for owner Saeed Nasser Al Romaithi.  He was hired after his Poule d'Essai des Poulains victory on Tin Horse.

Olivier Peslier will partner Goldikova again. 

Head plans to run her in the same six races this season as last year ending in an attempt to win a fourth back-to-back Breeders' Cup Mile at Churchill Downs.

Rivals claim she is too old to succeed.  They hope.

Racing International


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