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Blind Luck to Skip Pacific Classic

The champion filly will instead point toward the Oct. 1 Lady's Secret.

Blind Luck, who was under consideration for the Aug. 28 Pacific Classic (gr. I) against males at Del Mar, will instead point toward the Oct. 1 Lady’s Secret (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, according to trainer and co-owner Jerry Hollendorfer.

“I’m thinking about the future of my horse and not just one race,” said Hollendorfer, who was recently elected in to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. “Our goal as partners in this venture has been to win the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (gr. I). That’s the race we’re aiming to win, so we have one prep before that.”

Hollendorfer said he mainly decided against the Pacific Classic because he didn’t want to run Blind Luck against males.

“I consider (the Pacific Classic) to be a very tough race,” he said. “I don’t want to run her in that race and compromise her future chances. Also, it doesn’t seem like she particularly likes the Del Mar track.”

A six-time grade I winner, Blind Luck captured the 2010 BetFair TVG Alabama Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, and Las Virgenes (all gr. I) en route to being named that year’s champion 3-year-old filly.

The daughter of Pollard's Vision , who has never finished worse than third in 21 starts, holds an overall record of 12-7-2, for earnings of $3,279,520. Bred in Kentucky by Fairlawn Farm, Blind Luck is also co-owned by Mark Dedomenico, John Carver, and Peter Abruzzo.

Blind Luck has won her three most recent starts: the May 6 La Troienne (gr. II), June 18 Vanity Handicap (gr. I), and the July 16 Delaware Handicap (gr. II) against Havre de Grace. In her most recent work Aug. 17, Blind Luck covered six furlongs in 1:13 2/5 at Del Mar.

“Now we can rest a little bit now and then come back and prep and hopefully make the Breeders’ Cup,” said Hollendorfer.