Goldikova given Breeders' Cup go-ahead

Filed on 7 Oct 2009 @ 12:46

Trainer Freddie Head has decided that his star filly Goldikova will defend her Breeders' Cup Mile crown at Santa Anita next month.

The Anabaa filly was a below-par third in the Group One Prix de la Foret on Saturday having hitherto been in scorching form this season.

Head told PA Sport: "She is fine and has come out of the race well. We have checked her over and nothing is wrong - she is fine.

"It was a bad race as she was drawn out wide and had to use a lot of energy to get to the front. She was pushed wide at one point and Peslier had to chose whether to go on or pull her back. He decided to go on and that may have been the wrong decision.

"She is well and I think that she will go to America."

Filed on 7 Oct 2009 @ 12:46