Country trained Mighty Lucky was back in the winner’s stall when he claimed victory in the Group 3 $125,000 Programmed Property Services Lord Mayor’s Cup (1615m) at Doomben today.
The Fred Cowell trained Mighty Lucky was able to find his best form after coming off a last start sixth in the Listed $200,000 Emirates Park Scone Cup (1600m) at Scone on May 13.
Winning rider Chris O’Brien was able find a good position just behind the leading division and Mighty Lucky ($4.80 favourite) responded well in the straight to hold off the fast finishing Pajaro ($14) with Malice ($17) also doing his best work at the finish to fill third spot.
Cowell said that Mighty Lucky will have no trouble backing up next week in the Group 2 $250,000 Eagle Farm Cup (2200m) at Eagle Farm and he is looking forward to him stepping up in distance.
“He will run in the 2200m here next Saturday and I really think he will be hard to beat,” Cowell said.
“No worries in backing up. He is the toughest horse ever.”
“He is a good horse. As he has got older he has got a little better and I don’t think we have actually seen the best of him yet.”
“Once he gets over a journey we will see a better horses again.”
Cowell will be on the lookout for a new rider for Mighty Lucky in the Eagle Farm Cup with O’Brien unable to take the mount because he will be out of suspended.
Mighty Lucky raced in fine form over the Sydney Summer Carnival with a win in the Group 3 $125,000 Summer Cup (2000m) at Randwick and held that form with a solid second three starts back in the Group 3 $200,000 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1600m) at Hawkesbury April 30.