Terrakova on target for French Oaks

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June 13, 2017 - 08:51 AM

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Trainer Freddy Head is looking to Terrakova to do something her mother could not in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

The filly is one of the best-bred horses in training being by champion sire Galileo and out of Head's great race mare Goldikova, a three-time winner at the Breeders' Cup among many other Group One successes.

Goldikova finished third in 2008 Prix de Diane (French Oaks).

So far Terrakova is living up to her pedigree, winning a maiden on her only start at two before overcoming trouble in running to win a Group Three race on her return at Saint-Cloud.

Head has always had this race in mind for the unbeaten filly, but feels she will stay further later in the campaign.

"I think she is very good," Head said.

"She's got a good cruising speed but also she can quicken.

"I know the family well. They are not too precocious so I didn't want to over-race her last season.

"For the moment 10 furlongs (2000m) is her trip, but she finished off her last race very strongly and I'm confident she'll stay a mile and a half (2400m)."

Terrakova is one of 24 fillies still in the mix for Sunday's race.