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Eisaman grad Itsmyluckyday conquers the champ in Grade 3 Holy Bull S.
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Eisaman sales grad Itsmyluckyday outgamed last year's 2-year-old champion Shanghai Bobby while setting a track record in Saturday's $400,000 Holy Bull S. (G3) at Gulfstream Park, thrusting the 3-year-old son of Lawyer Ron squarely in the Kentucky Derby trail spotlight.

Itsmyluckyday was bred in Kentucky by Liberation Farm Brandywine Farm, out of the Keeneland 2011 September Yearling sale for $47,000. Eisaman then sold the dark bay colt the following March at OBS for  $110,000 to David Melin.

Ridden by Elvis Trujillo, Itsmyluckyday was within a length of Shanghai Bobby's lead for the first six furlongs. The duo hooked up around the three-eighths pole, but by the time they hit the stretch, Itsmyluckyday began to assert himself, drawing off to win by two lengths in 1:41.81, besting Endorsement's track record of 1:42.35.

“Words can’t describe it. It’s something everybody should feel. Anybody in this game deserves to have this feeling,” said winning trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr.

“I’m very thankful for Mr. Plesa, who gave me the opportunity to ride Itsmyluckyday,” said Trujillo, who rode the Kentucky-bred for the first time Saturday after Paco Lopez honored a commitment to ride troubled fifth-place finisher Bern Identity. “This was the trip Mr. Plesa and I hoped for.”

Itsmyluckyday, who earned $240,000 for his victory, is owned by Plesa’s wife, Laurie and Trilogy Stable (Marion Montanari and Melin).

“We’ll see how he comes out of the race, but I’d lean toward the Florida Derby (G1),” said Plesa of the Gulfstream’s $1 million 3-year-old showcase on March 30. “But he’s going to tell me what he wants to do. Then I’ll sit down with our partners and we’ll discuss it.”

The Holy Bull marked the second straight stakes win for Itsmyluckyday, who took the $100,000 Gulfstream Park Derby on New Year's Day. He has now won five of nine starts and earned $425,600.
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