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November 9, 2016 - CHANTILLY, Race 1, Mdn, EUR €0, 9f, 110.95

Terrakova (Ire), F, 2, 2014 by Galileo (Ire)

1st Dam: Goldikova (Ire) (Ch. Older Horse-Euro, Ch. Older Mare-Eur, 2x Ch. Grass Mare-US, MG1SW-Eng & Fr, MGISW-US, $7,176,551), by Anabaa
2nd Dam: Born Gold, by Blushing Groom (Fr)
3rd Dam: Riviere D'Or, by Lyphard

Owner: Wertheimer & Frere (Ire)
Breeder: Wertheimer & Frere (Ire)
Trainer: Freddy Head

Terrakova found a comfortable slot, stalking the leaders from just off the pace in sixth, after the initial strides of this debut. Nudged along once into the home straight, the 4-5 favourite eased closer passing the quarter-mile marker and engaged a series of gears inherited from her illustrious dam to settle the contest in a matter of strides with 150 metres remaining, stretching out in hand to register an impressive 3 1/2-length success from Amaani (Fr) (Le Havre {Ire}). “She’s a nice filly, we’ve always liked her and she’s been working well at home,” revealed the owners’ racing manager Pierre-Yves Bureau. “We expected a good performance, but one never knows what will happen until they actually run.” Freddy Head, who also handled the winner’s decorated dam, added, “She is a nice prospect and, despite running over nine furlongs today, has plenty of speed. She could run over a shorter trip, but we’ll see how she copes with winter before formulating a plan for next season.” The homebred bay is the first representative on the racetrack for three-time GI Breeders’ Cup Mile heroine Goldikova (Ire) (Anabaa), the winner of 14 top-level contests, and is kin to hitherto unraced 3-year-old stablemate Goldikovic (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) and a filly foal by Intello (Ger). Goldikova is out of a winning full-sister to G1 Prix Marcel Boussac and G1 Coronation S. heroine Gold Splash (Blushing Groom {Fr}), herself a daughter of G1 Prix Saint-Alary winner Riviere d’Or (Lyphard), and her seven black-type siblings include G1 Prix Vermeille victress Galikova (Fr) (Galileo {Ire}) and MG1SP G3 Prix Paul de Moussac winner Anodin (Ire) (Anabaa). Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, €13,500.

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