Champion Lookin At Lucky fired a bullet on Monday at Hollywood Park
as he continues to progress toward a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic
(G1) on November 6 at Churchill Downs.
The three-year-old Smart Strike colt has won all three of his starts
since he was all but eliminated from contention at the start of the
Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) thanks to a brutal trip in
which he was sideswiped and forced into the rail in the early going.
Last year’s champion two-year-old male has pieced together victories
in the Preakness Stakes (G1), IZOD Haskell Invitational Stakes (G1),
and Indiana Derby (G2) after the first jewel of the Triple Crown and,
if Monday’s drill is any indication, he certainly appears to be headed
in the right direction for a showdown with unbeaten two-time champion
older female and last year’s Classic winner Zenyatta as well as older
males Blame, Haynesfield, and Quality Road.