10/31/2011 6:48PM

Churchill Downs: Pluck returning in Commonwealth Turf

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Barbara D. Livingston
Pluck, with Garrett Gomez riding, wins the 2010 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Along with the 15 Breeders' Cup events, six other stakes will be run at Churchill Downs on Thursday through Sunday. That schedule begins Thursday with the Grade 3, $100,000 Commonwealth Turf, which drew an oversubscribed field of 13 3-year-olds as the featured 11th of 12 races.

Pluck, winner of the BC Juvenile Turf here last fall, makes his return from a six-month layoff as part of a competitive field in the Commonwealth. Julien Leparoux has the mount from post 2. Only as many as 10 can start in the 1 1/16-mile race.

These are the other supporting features:

Friday: Grade 3, $100,000 Ack Ack; $85,000 Jimmy V.

Saturday: Grade 2, $150,000 Chilukki; $85,000 Dream Supreme.

Sunday: Grade 3, $100,000 Cardinal.