09/08/2010 4:44PM

Lookin At Lucky has first breeze since illness


DEL MAR, Calif. - Lookin At Lucky on Wednesday at Del Mar had his first work since winning the Haskell Invitational five weeks earlier.
He went an easy half-mile in 49.40 seconds.

“He went around easy,” said his trainer, Bob Baffert. “I was going to work him on Monday, but I decided to give him a couple more days of galloping. He’s going to Hollywood Park next, and he’ll work there. I’m just trying to get him right again. I can’t think of any races yet.”

Lookin At Lucky was ill following the Haskell, and Baffert took his time in recent weeks getting Lookin At Lucky prepared for a workout.

Baffert said his long-term goal is the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 6 at Churchill Downs, but what he does between now and then is undecided.

“There are options out there,” Baffert said. “I’ll let him tell me. I can’t run him until he’s training like he was before the Haskell.”