11/07/2011 6:47PM

Aqueduct: Plans unclear for McLaughlin's BC quintet

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Tom Keyser
Trappe Shot traveled back to New York after finishing fourth as the favorite in the BC Dirt Mile.

OZONE PARK, N.Y - Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin went winless with his five starters at the Breeders’ Cup, though It’s Tricky ran a good second to Royal Delta in Friday’s Ladies Classic.

McLaughlin said that It’s Tricky along with Rattlesnake Bridge (ninth in the Classic), Alpha (11th in the Juvenile) and Miss Netta (sixth in the Juvenile Fillies) all went to Palm Meadows in south Florida. Trappe Shot, fourth as the favorite in the Dirt Mile, shipped back to New York creating the possibility he could run again this year, perhaps in the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Nov. 26.

McLaughlin said he had not yet talked to owner Nicholas Brady about plans for either Trappe Shot or Rattlesnake Bridge.

The future is also unclear regarding It’s Tricky, Alpha, and Netta, owned by Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin Stable. It’s Tricky won multiple Grade 1 races, including the Coaching Club American Oaks and Acorn. McLaughlin said there are no major races for fillies in Dubai and that the options are either to remain in the United States or be retired.

“I don’t know anything yet,” McLaughlin said. “They told me to take her to Florida.”

Alpha and Netta will both be 3 next year. McLaughlin said Alpha had gate trouble in the Juvenile. McLaughlin said Miss Netta ran well and just flattened out.