Ladies' Classic Favorite: Blind Luck

Ladies' Classic Favorite: Blind Luck
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Ladies' Classic favorite Blind Luck has won at Churchill Downs before, in the 2010 Kentucky Oaks.
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Blind Luck, winner of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), was made the 9-5 favorite for the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I). The $2 million, 1 1/8-mile race closes out the opening day Breeders' Cup program at Churchill Downs.

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will be bringing Blind Luck on a sixth road trip of the season, and the 3-year-old daughter of Pollard's Vision has been up to the task. She returns to Churchill Downs,  the scene of her thrilling victory earlier this year in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

"We're pleased to have the chance to run in this race," Hollendorfer noted. "This filly likes this track, likes the dirt, and always gives a good effort. I"m not unhappy with the post; I'd rather be there than inside. We're happy to walk over there as the favorite."

Todd Pletcher, whose Life At Ten did, in fact, draw the inside, said, "Life At Ten ran well stalking the pace from the rail in the Beldame. Sometimes you can get a good trip from a bad post, so you hope for the best."

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I)
PP Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1. Life At Ten John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher 7-2
2. It's Tea Time Julien Leparoux George R. Arnold II 15-1
3. Malibu Prayer Garrett Gomez Todd A. Pletcher 8-1
4. Milwaukee Appeal Rafael Bejarano Scott H. Fairlie 30-1
5. Acting Happy Jose Lezcano Richard E. Dutrow, Jr. 20-1
6. Persistently Alan Garcia Claude R. McGaughey III 12-1
7. Seeking the Title Calvin Borel Dallas Stewart 30-1
8. Unrivaled Belle Kent Desormeaux William I. Mott 8-1
9. Acoma Robby Albarado David M. Carroll 20-1
10. Blind Luck Joel Rosario Jerry Hollendorfer 9-5
11. Havre de Grace Jeremy Rose Anthony W. Dutrow 4-1

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