07/29/2005 11:00PM

Alexander Goldrun adds Nassau to her resume


Alexander Goldrun won her fourth Group 1 race in her fourth different country at Goodwood in England on Saturday with a solid score in the $350,000 Nassau Stakes.

Ridden, as always, by Kevin Manning, the 4-year-old Alexander Goldrun came from last to first in the 11-runner field of fillies and mares to defeat Cassydora by 1 1/4 lengths, traveling the 1 1/4 miles in 2:08.02 on good to soft ground.

The 3-2 favorite, Alexander Goldrun rallied to the lead just inside the quarter pole to add her name to a list of recent Nassau winners that includes Ryafan, Lailani, and Islington, all subswquent winners in the United States. But Alexander Goldrun may bypass the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf in favor of other late-season international contests. Her trainer, Jim Bolger, said that he would try to persuade owner Noel O'Callaghan to send her next in the 1 1/2-mile Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on Sept. 11 as a stepping-stone to a campaign in the Far East.

Already a Group 1 winner in France, Hong Kong, and Ireland, the Irish-based Alexander Goldrun has now joined three other females who had won Group or Grade 1 races in four different countries: Dahlia, Triptych, and Ridgewood Pearl, and as Sir Ivor. They are all one behind Pilsudski, who won Group or Grade 1 races in five different countries.