Goldikova romped home for a 3rd consecutive Breeder’s Cup Mile success and William Hill have immediately installed 7/2 for a 4th next year.
A baron spell for Europe at this year’s Breeders’ Cup ended in superlative style on Saturday when Goldikova bounded to victory for an historic third consecutive win in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.
Early traffic problems and a keen running style set some worries during the early stages of the race, but all doubts were cast aside at the two-furlong pole when the daughter of Anabaa set the track alight with her now characteristic fiery run.
Victory was never in doubt by the furlong pole as she skipped clear ahead of Gio Ponti, and a fast-finishing Paco Boy.
William Hill responded to the victory by installing Goldikova as a 7/2 chance to make it a quartet of wins in the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Mile.