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Souper Lucky Super In Saturday Feature
LAUREL, MD. 01-10-15---Live Oak Plantation’s Souper Lucky rallied off the pace to take today’s $50,000 allowance feature at Laurel Park, an effort that will set up a stakes appearance on Presidents’ Day weekend.
Sent to post as the 2-1 favorite under Julian Pimentel for trainer Mike Trombetta, Souper Lucky took the widest way around Laurel, racing outside horses down the backstretch and around the turn and bidding for the lead as the horses straightened for home in the 1-1/16th mile test. He won by 1-1/2 lengths over pacesetter A. P. Cino, with Concealed Identity taking third.
“I had a really good trip,” Pimentel said. “I spoke to Mike this morning and he really liked him in this spot. He told me to get him to relax and make one big run. He is a very nice horse. Mike thinks he has a bright future.”
Souper Lucky, a son of Giant’s Causeway, covered the distance in 1:43.66 and paid $6.60. The 4-year-old entered the Trombetta barn last summer and has now won four of six starts for his present connections.
Trombetta said he would look at both the $100,000 John B. Campbell Handicap at 1-1/8 miles on February 14 and the $250,000 General George Handicap at 7-furlongs on February 16.
About Laurel Park
Laurel Park is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.