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Cody’s Wish & Pretty Mischievous display champion credentials at Belmont Park


Cody’s Wish and Pretty Mischievous continued to dominate their respective divisions in North America over the weekend, with the duo enjoying significant G1 success at Belmont Park.

Five-year-old Cody’s Wish notched a fourth consecutive G1 win as he quickened from last to first in Saturday’s Met Mile, adding to his victories in the Forego Stakes, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile and Churchill Downs Stakes.

The future Darley stallion has won all seven of his starts over a mile, although he looks set to tackle a different trip at Saratoga later in the summer. Dropping back to seven furlongs to defend his Forego Stakes crown is one option, although the Curlin entire may step up to nine furlongs for the Whitney Stakes.

Pretty Mischievous became the first Kentucky Oaks winner in five years to score on her next start as the Into Mischief homebred recorded Godolphin’s 400th G1 success with a game victory in the Acorn Stakes on Friday. She could also form part of Godolphin’s team for Saratoga, with the Coaching Club American Oaks a possible target for the country’s top three-year-old filly.

A highly productive weekend in New York saw talented stayer Siskany gain the biggest win of his career in the G2 Belmont Gold Cup, while Ottoman Fleet took third in the G1 Manhattan Stakes.

Wet Paint, fourth behind Pretty Mischievous in the Kentucky Oaks, will be hoping to continue the hot spell in the Monomoy Girl Stakes at Ellis Park on Saturday, with Caramel Swirl a potential runner in Belmont’s G2 Bed o’ Roses Stakes on the same day.