Breaking Lucky Upsets Prince of Wales

Lookin at Lucky | Coolmore

Breaking Lucky, a maiden winner sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs over Woodbine's synthetic surface in his second career outing Apr. 18, was beaten just a head by the reopposing Field of Courage when second in stretched to 1 1/16-mile in a May 10 optional claimer. A well-beaten seventh as the favorite in a June 6 allowance, the chestnut colt was coming off a fifth-place effort in the Queen's Plate. Unhurried out of the gate, Breaking Lucky trailed the field as longshot Cut to the Chase (Giant Gizmo) had the lead through fractions of :23.86 and :48.24. The 13-1 shot raced at the back of the field down the backstretch, just to the inside of favored winner Shaman Ghost. The Queen's Plate winner began improving his position along the inside turning for home and was sneaking through an opening on the rail as Breaking Lucky was being tipped out six wide at the top of the lane. Field of Courage was first to reel in the tiring pacesetter, but he was quickly challenged by Shaman Ghost to his inside and the flying Breaking Lucky on the far outside. Breaking Lucky had all the momentum late and swept to a narrow victory. “Everything worked today,” reported winning jockey James McAleney. “Everywhere we went, everything worked out. I'm happy for the horse. He deserved it. He tries hard everytime.”

Tuesday, Fort Erie
, C$500,000, FE, 7-28, (C), 3yo, 1 3/16m, 1:56.59, ft.
1–#BREAKING LUCKY, 126, c, 3, by Lookin At Lucky
1st Dam: Shooting Party (GISP, $322,917), by Sky Classic
2nd Dam: Ayanka, by Jade Hunter
3rd Dam: Al's Charm, by Al Hattab
($100,000 Wlg '12 KEENOV). O-Gunpowder Farms
LLC; B-Christine Hayden (ON); T-Reade Baker; J-James McAleney. C$300,000. Lifetime Record: 6-2-1-0, $292,800. *Sixth stakes winner for sophomore sire (by Smart Strike).
2–Shaman Ghost, 126, c, 3, Ghostzapper">Ghostzapper–Getback Time, by Gilded Time. O-Stronach Stables; B-Adena Springs (ON); T-Brian A. Lynch. C$100,000.
3–Field of Courage, 126, c, 3, Marchfield–Miss Crissy, by Bold n' Flashy. (C$70,000 Ylg '13 CANSEP). O-John C. Oxley; B-Cavendish Investing Ltd. (ON); T-Mark E. Casse. C$50,000. Margins: NK, NK, 3. Odds: 13.05, 0.75, 12.70.

Also Ran: Scorch, Conquest Boogaloo, Danish Dynaformer, Cut to the Chase. Click for equibase race chart.

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