Claimer of the Week: Lucky gets a dream trip

Horse Racing Claimer of the Week at AGameofSkill.comLuckysdream went right to the front and coasted around Aqueduct for 6 furlongs to capture the seventh race last Friday afternoon. The gelding was the favorite in the $40,000 claiming event and when his tenth career victory was official he returned $5.60 to his backers. Ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Todd Pletcher, the 5 year old covered the distance in 1:10.65. The son of Will He Shine is owned by James Riccio and has finished in the money (top three finishers) in 19 of 28 races with career earnings exceeding $330,000.

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