06/28/2013 6:11PM

Monmouth Park: Itsmyluckyday doing well

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Tom Keyser
Itsmyluckyday is confined to four months of stall rest.

OCEANPORT, N.J. - Itsmyluckyday continues a comfortable recovery from a small fracture of a hip bone suffered while challenging Verrazano in the Pegasus Stakes here on June 16.

The colt, second to Oxbow in the Preakness, is confined to four months of stall rest at trainer Eddie Plesa's barn at Monmouth.

"He's doing great," Plesa said. "He's doing fantastic."

And he's not doing much of anything, letting the injury heal on its own.

"He doesn't leave the stall," Plesa said. "He does nothing. It's like you if you broke your pelvis and had a crack in it. They'd keep you immobile."

Some stallions would be handful if cooped up. Fortunately, Itsmyluckyday is handling the confinement
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"He's pretty good," said Plesa. "He's got a great temperament for it, and he's handled it well. He's a smart horse."

Plesa originally planned to send Itsmyluckyday to a farm after a month at Monmouth. He has since decided the colt was better served staying with Plesa's New Jersey division.

"I'm keeping him with me until it's over," Plesa said. "He's got interaction with people here. You send him to a farm, it's not the same atmosphere."