10/14/2010 11:27AM

Plumania, Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner, to make trip for Breeders' Cup


Goldikova will have company on her trip to Churchill Downs in search of a third Breeders’ Cup Mile title. On Wednesday her owners, the Wertheimer brothers, announced that they intend to run their Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud winner, Plumania, in either the Breeders’ Cup Turf or the Filly and Mare Turf.

Trained by Andre Fabre, Plumania defeated three-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runner-up Youmzain in the 1 1/2-mile, Group 1 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on June 27. Before that, Plumania, a 4-year-old daughter of Anabaa, had won the 1 5/16-mile, Group 2 Prix Corrida against her own sex. On Sept. 12 she finished three-quarters of a length second in the 1 1/2-mile, Group 1 Prix Vermeille to defending Filly and Mare Turf champ Midday, but she was only 16th in Workforce’s Arc on Oct. 3. The Wertheimers’ racing manager, Pierre-Yves Bureau, said that she is likely to be pre-entered in both the Turf and the Filly and Mare Turf. She will be ridden by the Wertheimers’ contract rider, Olivier Peslier.

◗ Trainer Richard Hannon has decided against an Asian sojourn for Canford Cliffs, a three-time Group 1 mile winner. The winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas, the St. James’s Palace Stakes, and the Sussex Stakes, Canford Cliffs had been under consideration for both the Kyoto Mile Championship on Nov. 21 and the Hong Kong Mile at Sha Tin on Dec. 12. Instead he will have ended his 3-year-old campaign at the alarmingly early date of July 28, the day of his neck victory in the Sussex over Rip Van Winkle at Goodwood. A Tagula colt, he will remain in training as a 4-year-old.