Blind Luck Works Five Furlongs in 1:00 2/5
by Esther Marr
Date Posted: 8/5/2011 6:55:54 PM
Last Updated: 8/6/2011 9:11:03 AM

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Champion Blind Luck worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 the morning of Aug. 5 at Del Mar.

The 4-year-old daughter of Pollard's Vision   was under exercise rider Marco Ramirez for the work, which trainer and co-owner Jerry Hollendorfer called “nice and easy.”

The $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar and the $300,000 Personal Ensign (both gr. I) at Saratoga, both Aug. 28, are being considered for Blind Luck’s next start.

Blind Luck won five graded stakes, including three grade I events during her sophomore season en route to being named champion 3-year-old filly. The year was highlighted by the filly’s game nose victory in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

Campaigned by Hollendorfer in partnership with Mark Dedomenico and John Carver, and Peter Abruzzo, Blind Luck is undefeated in her last three starts: the May 6 La Troienne (gr. II), the June 18 Vanity Handicap (gr. I), and the July 16 Del Mar Handicap (gr. II).

Blind Luck, an $11,000 yearling purchase, was bred in Kentucky by Fairlawn Farm. Never finishing off the board in her 21 starts, she boasts career earnings of $3,279,520.

Also working the morning of Aug. 5 was Pacific Classic candidate and 2011 Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) victor Game On Dude. The son of Awesome Again   covered a half-mile in :49 flat for trainer Bob Baffert.

Owned by Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable, and Berna Schiappa, he was bred in Kentucky by Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs. Game on Dude will enter the Pacific Classic off a close runner up effort in the July 9 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap (gr. I).
 



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