Lookin At Lucky Completes Cup Preparations

Multiple stakes winner Lookin at Lucky worked five furlongs on Cushion Track in 59.60 Sunday for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Saturday at Churchill Downs.

“He went really well,” said trainer Bob Baffert after the drill under regular rider Martin Garcia. “I wanted him to go in about a minute. It was perfect for him. Everything’s a go.”

Garcia also worked Frizette Stakes winner A Z Warrior for Baffert in 49 for four furlongs for the Juvenile Fillies.

Trainer Richard Mandella also worked a pair of Breeders’ Cup candidates: Goodwood Stakes runner-up Crown of Thorns in 59.20 for five furlongs on Cushion Track for the Dirt Mile and Clement Hirsch Stakes winner Champ Pegasus five furlongs on turf in 1:01.60 for the Turf.

“Champ Pegasus went very nice and galloped out in 12,” said Mandella of the drill under Joel Rosario before Argentine co-owner Arturo Vargas.

J P’s Gusto, a multiple stakes winner who finished second in the Norfolk Stakes, worked six furlongs in 1:13 for the Juvenile for trainer David Hofmans.



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you gripe, becuase they post a workout on lucky? i say good for lal! im glad to see he had a good work and is ready.
This guy runs well off a layoff, BUT can he outkick the mare? Late moves against fields of three year olds are not the same as this group. Still this one is plucky and continues to improve.
cugel the clever, I understand, and agree in theory with your comments. But I wasn't the one who made Lucky's 1:11:80 a "front page, firing a bullet story." I was merely inquiring as to why all the American racing web-sites made Lucky's workout seem so much faster than any other Classic contender? And Zenyatta's was actually just slightly faster, and no comments of any kind on racing web-sites? I'm not nit-picking. I'm simply inquiring as to what made Lookin At Lucky's work so much more special than Zenyatta's, or any other Classic contender's for that matter?
medlocke - you and everyone else who judges these workouts based on their running time are completely out to lunch. all of the horses in the classic are capable of running under 1:10 for 6 furlongs on any surface. these workouts are not races against the clock - they are simply exercise meant to keep the horses fit and on-program. it's stupid to nitpick over a few fifths of a second when none of these horses were purposely not running anywhere near there potential speed. the ONLY way for anyone to assess these workouts is to stand beside the rail and to watch them live - to see how the horse handles the track and what is there condition when finished. since the works for the most part aren't even being done on the CD surface, even the "handling the track" part of the work is meaningless.
I'm just curious? About a week ago. Almost all of the American racing web-sites made Lookin At Lucky's 6 furlong work in 1:11:80 front page news. Proclaiming, "Lucky fires a bullet as Classic warning shot." That's what the headlines read. That work was at Hollywood Park. Zenyatta more recently than Lucky just drilled those same 6 furlongs, on that same Hollywood Park surface, in 1:11:43. Almost a half-second faster than Lucky. Yet there wasn't one headline anywhere proclaiming that Zenyatta's 6 furlong work was faster than the "bullet that Lucky fired." LOL.

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