06/27/2010 11:00PM

Lookin At Lucky healthy again

Tom Keyser
Lookin At Lucky is expected to resume training this week in preparation for a start in the Haskell on Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Lookin At Lucky, the champion 2-year-old male of 2009 and winner of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico on May 15, missed a week of training because of illness after a half-mile workout on June 20.

Trainer Bob Baffert does not consider the illness to be a long-term problem and said that Lookin At Lucky will resume training this week for an expected start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on Aug. 1.

"He got sick this week," Baffert said Sunday. "He got a temperature the day after he worked. We'll know more about how he's doing when we got him back."

Baffert said Lookin At Lucky was scheduled to resume training Tuesday. Asked whether he was concerned that Lookin At Lucky would miss the Haskell, he said, "Hopefully not."

Lookin At Lucky had three workouts in June, his first significant exercise since winning the Preakness Stakes. Owned by Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman, Lookin At Lucky has won 7 of 10 starts and $2,113,000.

Baffert may need the entire nation to separate his 3-year-old male division this summer.

Concord Point, the emphatic winner of the Grade 3 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows on Saturday, is likely to stay on dirt this summer. Ridden by Martin Garcia, Concord Point won the Iowa Derby over 1 1/16 miles by 8 3/4 lengths over Thiskyhasnolimit, setting a track record of 1:40.37.

"We'll just nominate him everywhere," Baffert said.

One option may be the $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on the main track at Saratoga on July 31. Owned by Kaleem Shah, Concord Point has won 3 of 5 starts and $226,760.

Baffert said that Game on Dude, winner of the Grade 3 Lone Star Derby in May, will be pointed to the $200,000 Swaps Stakes over 1 1/8 miles at Hollywood Park on July 17. Game on Dude was fourth in the Belmont Stakes on June 5.