Team Valor International and The Vinery’s Pluck, who won last year’s Breeder's Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs, will be returned to training June 28.
Pluck in the spring was diagnosed with bone bruising on his canon bones, which necessitated him being turned out in a grass paddock for two months. Radiographs reviewed June 27 by Dr. Larry Bramlage at Rood & Riddle Veterinary Clinic near Lexington revealed that both bones had healed, Team Valor said in a release.
Bramlage advised trainer Graham Motion the 3-year-old More Than Ready colt bred by Team Valor could return to training. Team Valor said Pluck would jog on the Tapeta surface at Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland.