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Byword aiming for Goldikova rematch

6 November 2010: Goldikova (IRE), ridden by Olivier Peslier and trained by Freddy Head, makes it three in a row with a come from behind win in the TVG Breeders Cup Mile at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY. (Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire)

France: Royal Ascot winner Byword is set for a rematch with old rival Goldikova next month in the Prix d'Ispahan at Longchamp, where only a half-length separated the pair last year.

According to owner Khalid Abdullah's racing manager TeddyGrimthorpe, the Andre Fabre-trained five-year-old could make his seasonal debut in the Prix du Muguet, a Group 2 event at Saint-Cloud on May 1, before setting his sights on the three-time Breeders' Cup winner once more.

"It is planned to run Byword in the Prix d'Ispahan and he may run before in the Prix Muguet, which he won a year ago," said Grimthorpe.

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What the Nation is saying about Byword aiming for Goldikova rematch...

Goldikova is Awesome!!! No doubt
3 BC's down, 1 to go! One of the greatest mares ever and to me one of the best horses ever.

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