Riding a two-race win streak into Sunday’s $150,000 Salvator
Mile, the classic-placed Itsmyluckyday will break from post seven in a full
field of 12 in the Grade 3 test.
In his most
recent outing, Itsmyluckyday made easy work of four rivals, coasting to a
length and a quarter score in the Majestic Light Stakes here on May 24. Prior to that, he was an easy winner of
Gulfstream’s Best of the Rest Stakes on April 26. In his only other 2014 starts, he was fourth
to Palace Malice in the Gulfstream Park Handicap in March.
coming into the race great,” Plesa added.
“Everything is perfect with him, we’re just all excited to see him run.”
lifetime outings, Itsmyluckyday sports a record of 7-3-1, good for earnings of
$932,600. He stamped himself a solid
3-year-old competitor last year with an impressive win over champion Shanghai
Bobby in the 2013 Holy Bull Stakes (G3).
He followed that with a runner-up effort in the Florida Derby (G1) and
then a start in the Kentucky Derby.
After a runner-up finish in the Preakness Stakes, Itsmyluckyday was
injured in Monmouth’s Pegasus Stakes (G3) which kept him sidelined until March
of this year.
At 3-1 on
Brad Thomas’s morning line, Itsmyluckyday is the favorite in the field of 12
that includes graded stakes winners Bradester and Code West as well as last
year’s Salvator Mile winner Raging Daoust.