Pluck still on course for Europe despite loss

by | 03.13.2011 | 8:36am

Trainer Graham Motion said he's still planning to send Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck to the French Guineas, despite a disappointing fourth in a one-mile allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday.

“The pace wasn't ideal, but it was good to see him fly home,” Motion said. “With the short stretch, I figured there was no way we were going to make up the ground necessary.  He just wasn't race ready enough to come home in 21 [seconds].  I'm glad we got this race in. The plan is still to go to Europe.”

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