For a horse with such a lucky name, Lookin’ At Lucky has anything but good luck so far in the 2010 horse racing odds. For a supremely talented horse with all the physical gifts you can imagine Lookin’ has had several bouts of bad luck in the sports betting this year, namely drawing bad post assignments and getting pinned on the rail.
But trainer Bob Baffert is hoping those days are behind the horse as it’s drawn post 8 in this Saturday’s Preakness betting odds race and should be able to avoid the rail. Entering the weekend Lookin’ is second in the horse racing odds at 3-1, jus slightly behind Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver at 5-2.
Super Saver is red hot after the Derby win and super jockey Calvin Borel couldn’t be more confident after winning 3 of the past for Triple Crown betting races. He’s already boldly stated that he and Super Saver will win the Triple Crown betting title this season and he might just be right.
But if any horse can prevent the duo from accomplishing one of the sacred feats in sports betting it’s Lookin’ At Lucky and jockey Martin Garcia. It’s the first time that Garcia will riding Lookin’ but Baffert has supreme confidence in the jockey and thinks his riding style better suits the type of race that he wants Lookin’ to run in the Preakness betting action.
Lookin’ will have a tough challenge ahead though if it wants to defeat Super Saver in Saturday’s horse racing odds action. In the past 134 runnings of the Preakness horse betting, the favorite in the odds has won 70 times, more than 50% of the time. Nor has the horse ran all that well in the 2010 horse racing odds competition thus far.
It finished sixth at the Kentucky Derby and third in its previous race at Santa Anita. However, in both of those races poor post assignments and bad luck played a roll. With a choice lane assignment (#8) at the Preakness betting odds contest, Lookin’ at Lucky is hoping to finally get some good luck and live up to its potential.