Goldikova will face a maximum of nine rivals in Sunday’s Prix de la Foret at Longchamp.
Freddie Head’s 14-time Group One-winning mare is following a well-trodden path toward the Breeders’ Cup as she bids for an historic fourth win in America.
She beat Paco Boy by half a length 12 months ago but could only finish third to Varenar in 2009.
Goldikova is likely to be joined by her stablemate and usual pacemaker Flash Dance while David Simcock’s Dream Ahead, winner of the July Cup and Haydock Sprint Cup, is likely to be her major rival despite ground conditions not being in his favour.
Charles O’Brien’s Bewitched could prove another threat after putting a disappointing display at Haydock behind her when winning the Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh.
William Haggas’ Dever Dream is another British challenger while the Italian raider Worthadd, not disgraced in the Lockinge behind Canford Cliffs, adds further intrigue.
Marchand D’Or, who also holds an entry in the Prix de l’Abbaye, Alianthus, Surfrider and Stark Danon are also engaged.
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