Bob Baffert is pointing Lookin At Lucky toward the $500,000 Indiana Derby on Oct. 2 at Hoosier Park, the Daily Racing Form reports.
"As long as everything goes smooth between now and then, that's where I'm pointing him," the trainer said Friday.
Lookin At Lucky, who finished sixth as the favorite in Kentucky Derby, rebounded with victories in the Preakness Stakes and the Haskell Invitational and currently sits atop the 3-year-old division.
Lookin At Lucky got ill after the Haskell, and missed the Travers Stakes.
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Lookin At Lucky worked a half-mile at Hollywood Park Tuesday in 48.40.
"Right now everything looks good," Baffert said. "He worked nice the other day."
Lookin At Lucky will ship to Hoosier Park, located just outside Indianapolis, two days before his race. Baffert won the 2009 Indiana Derby with Misremembered.
Lookin At Lucky will be the highest-profile horse to start in the 11⁄16-mile race since Perfect Drift, who won in 2002.
■ Baffert, at the sixth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale on Friday, added to the stock owned by Lookin At Lucky's connections, according to the Thoroughbred Times. He signed for a Ghostzapper colt for $500,000.
Baffert said the colt was for the partnership of Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.
The colt is out of Grade II winner Skipping Around, by Skip Trial.
"He looks fast. We're all looking for fast. You can't steal a horse here," Baffert said.
Pegram, Watson and Weitman own Subsidized, a 3-year-old Ghostzapper filly who has won three of four starts, including the $50,000 Beverly J. Lewis Stakes at Fairplex Park on Sept. 9.
Baffert also trains American Story, a three-year-old Ghostzapper filly who is undefeated in two starts for Kaleem Shah.
35-1 shot wins at Belmont
Lubash, the longest shot at 35-1, posted a front-running victory Friday in the $60,000 Fifth Marine Stakes for 3-year-olds on the turf at Belmont Park. Lubash improved to 4-for-8, winning by 1¾ lengths over Lighthouse Sound.