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Goldikova's Full-Brother Off The Mark
3YO colt Anodin (Anabaa-Born Gold, by Blushing Groom), a full-brother to exceptional 14-time Gr1-winning mare Goldikova, picked up his first win at Longchamp in the Prix Machado over 1600m, reports thoroughbreddailynews.com. Trainer Freddy Head said, "I put blinkers on him, because it helps him concentrate and he is also much better at the job. Don't forget, he was beaten by a very good horse first time up last year and then I made the mistake of running him on very soft ground in October. I think he only goes on good ground, like his sister, and I could be tempted by the Gr1 Poule d'Essai des Poulains – I will decide in time." Goldikova's 14 Gr1 races included a Gr1 Breeders' Cup Mile hat-trick in a glittering career. Owned by leading breeders the Wertheimer brothers, their dam Born Gold is also the dam of another three Group winners - Gr1 winner Galikova (by Galileo), and Gr3 winners Gold Round (by Caerleon) & Gold Sound (by Green Tune).