Yes I'm Lucky notches fourth career stakes win
Monday, April 28, 2014
Yes I'm Lucky continued to roll up the stakes wins with a gritty win in the $75,000 Mr. Light S., a mile turf race for 3-year-olds, April 5 at Gulfstream Park.

The Yes It's True colt has now won five of his eight lifetime starts, four of them coming in stakes, and earning $233,000 for his owners Trilogy Stable and Laurie Plesa, wife of trainer Eddie Plesa, Jr.

Overcoming the challenge of a 3 1/2-month layoff, Yes I'm Lucky was tucked in fourth along the rail early on, then made a bid for the lead on the turn, battled down the stretch with Cabo Cat, ultimately prevailing by a head in a solid 1:34.20 on the firm turf.

"Eddie told me to take a hold of my horse, because I know he has speed," said winning jockey Paco Lopez. "We had a little trouble at the half-mile pole, but I had a lot of horse and he wasn't scared.

I knew Joe Bravo (aboard Cabo Cat) was coming, but when I changed the whip, he gave me more," Lopez continued."When Joe came to me I wasn't worried, because I knew I had a lot of horse and I was really comfortable. I think the time off for this horse was good, he came back feeling good and fresh."

Bred in Kentucky by, Yes I'm Lucky was obtained by his owners out of the 2013 OBS Select 2-year-old sale, going to $105,000 to secure the colt. Yes I'm Lucky is out of Whenthedoveflies, winner of seven stakes in her stellar career.

Yes It's True, standing the 2014 season for $10,000 live foal, now has 92 career stakes horses to his credit, including four this year. 
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