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Paco Boy, Goldikova to meet again in BC Mile

Paco Boy will try to finally get the better of Goldikova when they meet for a fifth time at Churchill Downs next month.


Richard Hannon's five-year-old could not add to his three Group One victories when going down by half a length to Freddie Head's wonder mare in the Prix de la Foret at Longchamp on Sunday.


"If we do decide to go to Kentucky with Paco Boy we'll obviously come up against Goldikova again - we have met four times and we have yet to beat her. However, the draw isimportant over the mile in American racing, and maybe in Churchill Downs we will get the luck," said Richard Hannon jnr, the trainer's son and assistant.


"The draw did us no favours at Longchamp - Goldikova is a remarkable mare and she thoroughly deserved her 11th Group One, but Paco Boy (10) and (third home) Dick Turpin (nine) were both drawn on the outside and it was always going to be tough.

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