TDN RISING STARS

July 11, 2009 - Hollywood Park, Race 6, Msw, USD $55,000, 6f

Lookin At Lucky, c, 2, 2007 by Smart Strike

1st Dam: Private Feeling, by Belong to Me
2nd Dam: Regal Feeling, by Clever Trick
3rd Dam: Sharp Belle, by Native Charger

Owner: Watson & Weitman Performances LLC & Pegram
Breeder: Gulf Coast Farms LLC (KY)
Trainer: Bob Baffert

Lookin At Lucky proved undesirable as a KEESEP yearling and was bought back by Lance Robinson's Gulf Coast Farms for just $35,000. Put into training with partner Jerry Bailey, the colt progressed nicely and worked an eighth of a mile in :10 flat (video) for this year's Keeneland April Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training. Purchased for $475,000 by these top connections, the bay worked well at both Santa Anita and this track, and was dispatched the 7-10 chalk to score at first asking. Well-placed between rivals and not far from the pace of second choice Sterling Outlook (Eurosilver), the half-brother to Kensei (Mr. Greeley), GSW, $228,628, looked ticketed for second, but knuckled down late and reeled in the front-runner to score by 3/4 of a length. It was another 3 1/4 lengths back to Ivory Fudge (Candy Ride {Arg}) in third. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $33,000.

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