08/16/2011 12:00PM

Immortal Verse, Goldikova could rematch in September


Immortal Verse and Goldikova, the one-two finishers Monday in the Prix Jacques le Marois, could meet again Sept. 11 in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp. Should Goldikova wind up in that race, which trainer Freddie Head said was the plan for the mare, it would deviate from the schedule Goldikova has kept the last two years. In 2009 and 2010, Goldikova was given a rest after the Marois, returning both years to race during early October in the Prix de la Foret. Goldikova went on to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile on both occasions, though she won her first BC Mile in 2008 following a victory in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp.

Goldikova was beaten one length on Monday by Immortal Verse while racing over good-to-soft ground with perhaps more give than she prefers. It was Goldikova’s second loss this year, the first having come to subsequently retired Canford Cliffs in the Queen Anne at Ascot.