08/05/2010 10:39AM

Lookin At Lucky on road to recovery

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Lookin At Lucky wins the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park.

OCEANPORT, N.J. – Lookin At Lucky had a quiet Thursday morning at Monmouth Park as he continues to recuperate from the slight fever he spiked after winning the $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday.

The Preakness winner, Lookin At Lucky is confined to stall rest in Kelly Breen’s barn and is recovering nicely, according to veterinarian Dr. Bernie Dowd.

“It’s a pretty hot time of the year,” Dowd said. “We want to make sure he’s totally stable and normal. Then he can travel. He’s a very healthy horse. He’s bright and alert. He’s doing well and he’s in good hands.”

Caretaker Roberto Luna remained behind to care for Lookin At Lucky.

Dowd said it would be several days until Lookin At Lucky is cleared to travel.

The illness removes Lookin At Lucky from consideration for the Travers Stakes on Aug. 28 at Saratoga. Trainer Bob Baffert is considering the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 25 at Philadelphia Park as the colt’s next start.

Lookin At Lucky, last season’s juvenile champion, moved to the head of the 3-year-old division with his impressive win in the Haskell.