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Aug 26, 2011

Blind Luck held out of Pacific Classic


Del Mar, CA (Sports Network) - Just four days after indicating that champion filly Blind Luck would make her next start in the $1 million Pacific Classic, trainer and co-owner Jerry Hollendorfer decided not to start the four-year-old against males.

"I just didn't want to run her against the colts," Hollendorfer said by telephone from Northern California. "I didn't want to ship her across the country either."

Hollendorfer is now pointing the champion to the Lady's Secret Stakes at Santa Anita on October 1. She then will start in the Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic on Friday, November 4 at Churchill Downs.

"She had trained well enough, but I don't think she really likes this track," Hollendorfer assistant Dan Ward said from Del Mar. "Everybody said last year we ran her too much and shipped her too much. We've already run six times and shipped three times this year."

She most recently won the 1 1/4-mile Delaware Handicap over rival filly Havre de Grace. Havre de Grace will make her next start at Saratoga versus the boys in the Woodward on September 3.

Blind Luck has earned nearly $3.3 million with 12 wins in 21 career starts.

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