08/20/2005 11:00PM

Hello Lucky wins for new connections


Hello Lucky, in her first start for Southern Equine Stable and trainer Eric Guillot, won the $40,000 Lakeway at Retama Park on Saturday night. She finished a length and a half in front of runner-up Ellen's Foxy Girl, while it was another length and a half back in third to Texas Spice.

Hello Lucky ($6) stalked pacesetter Texas Spice through an opening quarter in 21.66 seconds and a half-mile in 44.41 seconds, then proved best through the stretch, covering the six furlongs for 3-year-old fillies in 1:10.55.

Jeremy Collier rode Hello Lucky, who earned $24,000 for the win, which was her fourth from 11 career starts. Her earnings now stand at $191,248. Last year, Hello Lucky won the Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita.