Goldikova to enter Breeder's Cup

Impressive Prix Rothschild winner Goldikova is to be campaigned with a tilt at the Breeders’ Cup in mind.

Impressive Prix Rothschild winner Goldikova is to be campaigned with a tilt at the Breeders’ Cup in mind.

Trainer Freddie Head was notching up his third Group One win of the season on Sunday when the filly put Darjina and Natagora to the sword.

In the aftermath Head mentioned the possibility of the Prix Jacques le Marois and a possible clash with stablemate, Prix Jean Prat winner Tamayuz, but the Prix du Moulin will be her next race.

“I’m very happy with her, she has come out of the race well,” said Head.

“I think she will go to the Prix du Moulin next (September 7), she won’t run in the Prix Jacques le Marois.

“I left the choice for the owners but of course I am happy that she will not clash with Tamayuz.

“The Wertheimers (owners) had the choice, but they said they wanted to go to America for the Breeders’ Cup and they didn’t want her to run too many times.

“We tried her over further in the Prix de Diane but she shows so much speed that I think we’ll keep her to a mile.

“We are looking at the Breeders’ Cup for her but we have different options there.

“There is the Distaff race (nine furlongs, now called Ladies’ Classic), the Filly & Mare Turf or the Mile, we’ll see, but she will stick to a mile in Europe.

“She is very fast, I wouldn’t be afraid of running her over six furlongs.”

Tamayuz beat Raven’s Pass in the Jean Prat and has won four of his five starts.

“Tamayuz is very well and will go for the Jacques le Marois (August 17),” continued Head.

“It wasn’t a surprise to me when he won the Jean Prat as he did, he’s always been a good horse and won a Group Three trial before the Guineas.

“He ran a bad race in the French Guineas but so did a lot of them, it was a funny race, so we can just forget that now.

“Other horses have come out and won since the Guineas like Paco Boy and River Proud, it was very strange.”

Head’s other Group One performer Marchand D’Or will bid for a hat-trick of Prix Maurice de Gheest wins at Deauville on August 10.

“He is very well, he’s as well as he was before the July Cup,” said Head.

“He’s going for the hat-trick, but I don’t want to tempt fate by talking about it!”

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