Wall Of Sound: has been retired after her run in the Goldikova StakesPICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)
Sound promoted to third as Dettori loses second
Report: USA, Sunday
Santa Anita: Goldikova Stakes (Grade 2) 1m, turf, 3yo+ f/m
IN A rough race for the Goldikova, the Tom Dascombe-trained Wall Of Sound ended up in third place behind Juddmonte homebred Filimbi (Bill Mott/Joel Rosario) as the Santa Anita stewards showed they are prepared to throw out horses who cause interference.
Tom Dascombe: Santa Anita thirdPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
The visitor actually passed the post in fifth after being knocked sideways in the stretch drive, where she was squeezed up inside Frankie Dettori's mount Emotional Kitten and I'm Already Sexy, who finished second and fourth respectively.
Ridden by Richard Kingscote, Wall Of Sound passed the post about two and a half lengths behind the winner Filimbi before she was promoted by the stewards, who 24 hours earlier had courted controversy when they declined to amend the result of the Breeders' Cup Classic.
Kingscote tweeted: "Thought I was going to be third before I got flattened so delighted placings were changed - great result for filly. It's been a brilliant trip."
As Wall Of Sound was getting into trouble, 8-5 favourite Filimbi charged from last to first to record her first Graded-stakes victory by a length and a quarter over the subsequently demoted Emotional Kitten. Strathnaver was promoted to second.
It looks like being Wall Of Sound's last run as owner-breeder Andrew Black tweeted: "Feeling sad that Wall Of Sound is being retired - she is such a gutsy animal."
Four-year-old Filimbi began her career in France, where she won three out of seven starts for Criquette Head-Maarek.