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Could Plus Que Parfait translate to a Derby winner?

Natalie Grise

Sports Anchor/Reporter

LOUISVILLE, Ky. —

The field for this year's Kentucky Derby features an International Man of Mystery: Plus Que Parfait.


His name is French–it means "more than perfect."

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His trainer is Irish–Brendan Walsh hails from Southeast Ireland.

His biggest win came in Dubai–the $2.5 million UAE Derby, which netted him 100 qualifying points.


And no one knows what it all means for the May 4 race.


The debate begins with how to pronounce his name. According to Walsh, its "Ploo-kay-par-fay." French jockey Florent Geroux says it's "Ploos-kuh-par-fay." Churchill Downs will let you bet on him with either pronunciation, but should you?


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