Going Global Is Lights-Out In Career Finale As She Rallies For 1 ½ Length Win In Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes
GOING GLOBAL IS LIGHTS-OUT IN CAREER FINALE AS SHE RALLIES FOR 1 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 GOLDIKOVA STAKES WHILE GETTING MILE ON TURF IN 1:33.85
ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 29, 2022)—Back at her preferred distance, Phil D’Amato’s Going Global was nothing short of brilliant in defending her title in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Goldikova Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths. In what figures to be her career finale, the diminutive 4-year-old Irish-bred filly got one mile on turf in 1:33.85 under Umberto Rispoli.
A restrained third, about 2 ½ lengths off her pacesetting stablemate Burgoo Alley around the first turn, Going Global got on terms with the early leader at the top of the lane and burst clear for her ninth career stakes win—eight of which have come in graded company.
Although second to Avenue de France, who was off the board today, in the Grade II John C. Mabee Stakes going a mile and one eighth on turf Sept. 10 at Del Mar, Going Global was bet down to 1-5 favoritism in a field of six fillies and mares today and paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.
One for four in Ireland, Going Global made her 13th stateside start today with D’Amato and registered her sixth win from seven tries over the Santa Anita turf.
Ticketed for Keeneland’s Fasig-Tipton “Night of the Stars” Sale on Nov. 6, Going Global, who is owned by CYBT, Michael Dubb, Saul Gevertz, Michael Nentwig and Ray Pagano, picked up $120,000 for the Goldikova win, increasing her earnings to $1,137,292 from an overall mark of 17-10-2-1.
Next to last, about six lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, England’s Rose rallied well through the lane under Victor Espinoza to finish 3 ½ lengths better than longshot Karakatsie for second money. Off at 11-1, England’s Rose paid $4.60 and $3.60.
Close early, Karakatsie touched Burgoo Alley for third by a neck with Joe Bravo up and paid $3.60 to show while off at 24-1.
Fractions on the race were 23.69, 47.57, 1:10.80 and 1:22.26.