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Yes I'm Lucky And Run For Logistics Go For Plesa In Sunday's Tyro

Posted Friday, Aug 2, 2013

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Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. will run both Yes I’m Lucky and Run for Logistics in Sunday’s $60,000 Tyro Stakes for 2-year-olds. Both colts are undefeated in their three combined starts, but both will try the turf for the first time as they sprint five furlongs in the Tyro.

            A colt by Yes It’s True out of Whenthedoveflies, Yes I’m Lucky was purchased at the OBS select 2-year-old sale in March 2013 for $105,000 by Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa. Since then he is two-for-two, including a 2-year-old stakes win last out in the Frank Gomez Memorial Stakes at Calder on June 22, where he went gate-to-wire and bested the field by an impressive four lengths. Although both of his wins were on dirt, Plesa believes that his success should continue on the grass.

            “After winning a stakes race he doesn’t have a lot of options,” Plesa said of Yes I’m Lucky. “His mother won a lot of races on the turf so we’re hoping that transfers over for him.”

 Since his last outing, Yes I’m Lucky has posted two workouts, breezing four furlongs in :50 flat on July 16, and was seventh best of 34 on July 24, when he breezed four furlongs in :48 4/5.

            Run for Logistics is set to make his second career start in the Tyro. In his only outing, Run for Logistics stepped five furlongs in :58 flat after leading the entire way, and opened up 5 ½ lengths on the field to win a maiden special weight event over Monmouth’s main track (July 7). Since that effort the 2-year-old son of Bernstein has worked once, breezing four furlongs in :51 4/5 on July 21.

            “As for Run for Logistics he’s by a sire who throws a lot of turf horses,” Plesa said. “He needs to run. He’s doing good so we’ll find out how good he is on the turf.”

            Jockeys Paco Lopez and Gabriel Saez will ride the two Plesa entries as Lopez boards Yes I’m Lucky who drew the inside post, and Saez gets the mount on Run for Logistics who will break from the sixth post position.

            “Both horses are coming into the race great,” said Plesa. “We’re anxious to try them on the turf and see how they do.”

            The Tyro Stakes will go as race 4 on the 12-race card Sunday at Monmouth Park.     






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