BC Classic: Botti Holding Off on Decision to Run Planteur
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.”
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