Blind Luck: Return to Action
Posted by Brian Appleton on January 13, 2011
January 16th the Grade 2 El Encino Stakes heralds the return of Blind Luck, 2010’s best 3-year-old-filly and heavy favorite to win an Eclipse Award for her 2010 heroics.
Blind Luck beyond a doubt will be the most anticipated performer of the weekend. After her stellar, tough-as-nails campaign in 2010 that saw the 3-year-old filly win a slew of races across the country that included Grade 1 wins in the Kentucky Oaks, Las Virgenes, Oak Leaf and Alabama Stakes as well as winning the Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes and Delaware Oaks. Now she returns as a 4-year-old looking to maintain her dominance over her generation as well as establishing herself as a leading older female runner.
In her last start Blind Luck finished second to Unrivalled Belle in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic (Gr.1) as the favorite after failing to catch Unrivalled Belle with her patented late run. A filly small in stature, Blind Luck more than makes up for her physical shortcomings when her running abilities are on display. She is as consistent and brilliant as they come and if she performs anywhere close to her form from last year fans should be in for a treat.