Trilogy Stables and Laurie Plesa’s Itsmyluckyday worked a
half mile over the Monmouth
Park strip in :47 1/5
between the 3rd and 4th races on Sunday as he prepares
for his next start in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 18.
“Perfect. He did just what I wanted,” said trainer
Eddie Plesa Jr. “I caught him galloping
out in :59 and change. I couldn’t have
asked for it to work out any better.”
a disappointing 15th place finish in the Kentucky Derby last week over
the Churchill Downs slop, Itsmyluckyday clicked off a quarter in :23 4/5 before
finishing the half mile under a very still Elvis Trujillo. The 3-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron is expected
to ship to Baltimore
on Tuesday for racing’s second leg of the Triple Crown.
kicked off his racing career at Monmouth, breaking his maiden at second asking here
on June 23, 2012. Since then, he
captured four stakes, including the Holy Bull (G3) at Gulfstream on Jan. 26
over champion Shanghai Bobby. Prior to
the Kentucky Derby, Itsmyluckyday was runner-up to Orb in the Florida Derby.
Bred in Kentucky by Liberation
Farm & Brandywine Farm, Itsmyluckyday is out of the stakes placed mare Viva
La Slew by Doneraile Court. He arrived at Monmouth Park
from Churchill Downs on Tuesday, May 7.