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Ever So Lucky third in Swale Stakes; Mr Gruff wins, again, at Santa Anita
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Augustin Stables’ Ever So Lucky, which spent part of the winter training at the Springdale Race Course for Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard, opened his 3-year-old campaign by finishing third in Saturday’s $150,000 Swale Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Florida.Trinniberg raced to the front soon after the start of the race and won by six lengths over Hello Prince. Ever So Lucky, the 13-to-10 favorite, was a length behind the runner-up.Ever So Lucky was scratched from the Hutcheson Stakes at Gulfstream on Feb. 25. The Swale marked the first start for the Indian Charlie colt since finishing second in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs in late November.