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Blueblood Terrakova is queen for Galileo

She is bred to be a champion and Terrakova (3f Galileo-Goldikova, by Anabaa) has done nothing wrong in her exciting career to date.

By the legendary Galileo out of brilliant filly Goldikova, she won her only juvenile start at Chantilly in April and comfortably landed the G3 Prix Cleopatre at Saint-Cloud on Tuesday in the colours of her breeders, the Wertheimer brothers.

Trainer Freddy Head is hoping that the filly will give Galileo another Classic success, with the G1 Prix de Diane at Chantilly on June 18 now on the radar.

“The winter has been long and cold and it took a long time for her to come around,” Head told TDN. “At one stage, I thought she might come back earlier for a mile race but at that stage she had not yet reached her best condition so I decided to wait for this race. Being by Galileo, I thought she would stay and she stayed very well today.

“She got bumped early in the race and Maxime (Guyon) had to rush her a little to get a position. Sometimes those incidents cause them to race a little bit too keenly, but she relaxed perfectly well. When he asked her for an effort in the straight, she produced a nice turn of foot and ran on nicely to the line. I feel there is more improvement to come and of course she will now go for the Prix de Diane.”

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