BC Classic: Botti Holding Off on Decision to Run Planteur

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Trainer Marco Botti is taking a ‘wait and see’ approach regarding a Breeders’ Cup Classic start for his talented older horse, Planteur.

The 6-year-old horse by Danehill Dancer – a Group 1 winner that has finished third in the last two editions of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) – finished a disappointing 12th behind Cirrus des Aigles in the Qatar Prix Dollar (Fr-II) on Saturday.

Botti told the Sporting Life that Planteur had a hard race in in the Prix Dollar, and that he would see how he does over the Newmarket gallops before making a decision on whether to ship to California.

“Unfortunately he had quite a hard race, he is quite tired and a run like that has messed up the plans a bit,” Botti said. “There has been no decision about the Breeders’ Cup yet. We want to see how he is and how he works in the next week or so.”

Read more in Sporting Life

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