Cody’s Wish Keeps Dream Alive With Met Mile Triumph

That expectation would prove well-founded as the 5-year-old son of Curlin   launched a wide rally in the turn to surge past seven horses, overwhelming his overmatched rivals as he quickly opened a four-length advantage in the stretch on his way to a fourth-straight grade 1 win and sixth straight score overall. A homebred for Godolphin, Cody’s Wish landed a victory in one of the country’s great sire-making races, increased his career earnings to more than $2.3 million, and thrilled onlookers who roared as he galloped through the stretch.

Michael Banahan, director of bloodstock for Godolphin USA, will remember the well-wishes ahead of the race and the roar as Cody’s Wish delivered. Hoist the Gold would open a half-length advantage through :45.86 when Cody’s Wish unfurled his best, sweeping by rivals five-wide on his way to a big advantage before cruising to the wire 3 1/4 lengths ahead. Cody’s Wish is a Bridlewood Farm graduate.