Talented colt Good Luck Gus (3c Lookin at Lucky x Tacticmove, by Deputy Minister) scored a lucrative win in the $250,000 Albany Stakes at Saratoga on Friday.
Prepared by Rudy Rodriguez, Good Luck Gus was a stakes-winner last year and hit his best form in this 1 and 1/8th mile assignment.
He travelled back off the pace and was able to overcome some traffic issues to dash clear and win by half a length.
“He was coming into the race very good,” said Rudy Rodriguez.
“He’s been training very good. We’ve been pointing him to this race all along. He won at Saratoga a year ago, I had entered him for [main track only] on the grass to see if we could get a race before this one because it’s a long race, but he’s been working super over here. I’m glad to see him win here that’s for sure.”
Good Luck Gus has the smart record of four wins and three seconds from 10 starts with prizemoney topping $513,000.
A $97,000 Fasig-Tipton August Yearling, Good Luck Gus is the second winner for Tacticmove, a half-sister to Grade II winner Cat Fighter from dual Grade I winner Strategic Maneuver.