Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. sent Preakness runner-up
Itsmyluckyday on a five furlong breeze in the mud on a rainy Friday
“I was going to work him tomorrow,” Plesa said, “but
the track was probably going to be worse with all the rain. Then I’d
have to wait till Sunday and there’s
no guarantee what shape it would be in then. It wasn’t bad this
morning, so I decided to go ahead and work him now.”
A 3-year-old colt by Lawyer Ron, Itsmyluckyday went
1:01 1/5 in preparation for the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes on June 16. He
was the only horse to work five
furlongs this morning.
Itsmyluckyday is likely to face Verrazano, who trainer Todd Pletcher indicated would be aiming for the Pegasus.