Falmouth Stakes G1 - Goldikova

Filed on 8 Jul 2009 @ 14:19

Race report
Stallion statistics: Anabaa

ETIHAD AIRWAYS FALMOUTH S.-G1

£200,000, Newmarket, 7-8, 3yo/up, f/m, 1mT, 1:36.21, gd.

1--GOLDIKOVA (IRE), 131, f, 4
Anabaa--Born Gold, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
O/B-Wertheimer & Frere; T-Freddy Head; J-Olivier Peslier; £113,540.

2--Heaven Sent (GB), 131, m, 6
Pivotal (GB)--Heavenly Ray, by Rahy.
O/B-Cheveley Park Stud; T-Sir Michael Stoute; £43,040.

3--Spacious (GB), 131, f, 4
Nayef--Palatial (GB), by Green Desert.
O/B-Cheveley Park Stud; T-James Fanshawe; £21,540.

Margins: HF, HF, NK. Odds: 7-4, 8-1, 11-2.
Also Ran: Rainbow View, Penny's Gift (GB), San Sicharia (Ire), Eva's Request (Ire), Cosmopolitan (GB).

Goldikova is a half sister to Group Three Prix de Guiche winner Gold Sound and Group Three Prix Cleopatre winner Gold Round out of a winning sister to Group One Prix marcel Boussac and Coronation Stakes winner Gold Splash. The second dam Riviere d'Or won three Group races including the Group One Prix Saint-Alary.

This win comes the day after the death of Anabaa was announced. The French champion sire has 36 winners this season and this his first Group winner of the year. He has a substantial lead as the leading French-based sire this year.

Pedigree of GOLDIKOVA (IRE), 2005

Anabaa
1992
Danzig
1977
Northern Dancer
1961
Nearctic
Natalma
Pas De Nom
1968
Admiral’s Voyage
Petitioner
Balbonella
1984
Gay Mecene
1975
Vaguely Noble
Gay Missile
Bamieres
1978
Riverman
Bergamasque
Born Gold
1991
Blushing Groom
1974
Red God
1954
Nasrullah
Spring Run
Runaway Bride
1962
Wild Risk
Aimee
Riviere D'Or
1985
Lyphard
1969
Northern Dancer
Goofed
Gold River
1977
Riverman
Glaneuse
Filed on 8 Jul 2009 @ 14:19