AGOS Claimer of the Week: Cal-bred at Oaklawn Park

Class jumper wins at Oaklawn

Woodmans Luck went from last to first to win the sixth race at Oaklawn Park Thursday afternoon. The California bred has been named the Claimer of the Week. The chestnut gelding covered the mile in 1:39.10 over a fast track to defeat $50,000 claimers. It was the second win in a row for the Brad Cox trainee, who jumped up from a conditioned $32,000 victory in his last. Ridden by Chris Landeros, Woodmans Luck paid $12.40 to his supporters. Sired by Lucky Pulpit the 8 year old has won nine times and finished in the money (top 3) 31 times from 54 career starts. Owned by Steve Landers Racing, Woodmans Luck has now earned $305,000 in his career.

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