Look Pen Leads Chilean Stakes Double For Lucky
The first week of November saw another top weekend for Lookin At Lucky in Chile when the stallion’s Look Pen (3c Lookin At Lucky x Esterina, by Orpen) led home a stakes double with a win in the Grade I Clasico El Ensayo-Mega.
Look Pen broke well and settled in mid-pack quickly after breaking from the gate in the 1½ mile turf race, getting the perfect run a few paths off the rail. As the field turned into the stretch, Look Pen took over the lead as jockey Gonzalo Ulloa sat motionless on his back. In the final furlong Mastercraftsman’s Gran Creco made a run at the colt but it wasn’t enough with Look Pen winning by 1¾ lengths to lead home a Coolmore stallions-sired top six.
Trained by Patricio Baeza for Identic, it was the third Grade I victory in four months for the Lookin At Lucky colt. He was also second in the Group I Premio Alberto Vial last season at two behind fellow Lookin At Lucky runner Muy Gracioso (3c Lookin At Lucky x Maria Graciosa, by Gracioso).
Bred by Agricola Taomina Ltda, Look Pen is out of the winning mare Estereina whose first three runners are all winners. This is the extended family of South African champions Escoleta Fitz and Hermoso Mundo in addition to Argentina Grade I winners Elogiado, Fox Dancer, and Eragon.
Look Pen was one of four Chilean winners over the weekend for Lookin At Lucky with Haras Viejo Perro-bred Apocaliptico (3c Lookin At Lucky x Pryanka, by Giant’s Causeway) becoming his sire’s newest graded stakes winner with a victory in the Grade III Clasico Paddock Stakes for owner Rastafario and trainer Oliverio Martinez.
Lookin At Lucky is the sire of 50 stakes winners worldwide with his 13 Grade I winners including Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Accelerate and this year’s Kentucky Derby winner Country House.