Saturday, October 24, 2009
LUCKY JAMES FIRES LATE TO WIN EILLO STAKES AT MEADOWLANDS
East Rutherford, NJ [Oct. 23, 2009] - Lucky James chased the leaders down in the final strides to win the six-furlong, $65,000 Eillo Stakes on Friday night at Meadowlands Racetrack
Ridden by Carlos Marquez Jr., Lucky James sat third behind Mister Triester and Easy Gallop as they eased the field through opening splits of :22.3 and :45. Lucky James left the rail as they arrived at the quarter pole, swung three-wide in the stretch and edged past Easy Gallop for a half-length victory in 1:08.3. He paid $6.80 to win and $3.80 to place. Easy Gallop returned $3.20 to place and completed a $17.60 exacta. A game Mister Triester finished a neck behind them in third. There was no show wagering on the race, which was scratched down to four starters.
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