Don’t let the name fool you, Down On My Luck is doing quite fine for himself these days.
In fact, the suddenly streaking pacer stepped to his fifth straight score during a claiming contest Monday evening at Woodbine Racetrack for the tandem of driver Louis Philippe Roy and trainer Richard Moreau.
Down On My Luck shot to the lead from Post 7 and rolled the field through fractions of :27.1, :56.3 and 1:25.3 before scooting home in :28.4 to win by 1-1/4 lengths in 1:54.2. Trisun was second best, with Jimmys Secret finishing third.
Rick Howles of Lake Orion, MI celebrated the win with the pacer, but lost the photogenic performer via a claim for $30,000. The victory was the eighth of the season – and the 10th to date – for the career winner of $63,669.