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Breeders' Cup 2017

Blind Luck All Talent in thrilling Oaks

Sometimes at the end of the day having a little blind luck can be better than any amount of talent. In the case of this year's Kentucky Oaks Blind Luck proved talent is something she has in spades. The Jerry Hollendorfer trained daughter of Pollard's Vision continues to outrun her yearling purchase price. In July of 2008 sh was purchased as a yearling for a mere $11,000, her win in the Oaks gives her over $1.3 million in career earning.


Early in the race Blind Luck's win was anything but assured as Rafael Bejarano dropped the 6/5 favorite to the back of the pack. Up front D Wayne Lukas' Tidal Pool set the early pace getting the opening quarter mile in a solid :23 4/5 before an opening half mile in XXXX. Tidal Pool was stalked early by Ailalea, Age of Humor, and Evening Jewel. Behind those Joanie's Catch, Amen Hallelujah, It's Tea Time, and Champagne d'Oro were also jockeying for position.


As the field hit the far turn Tidal Pool, Ailalea, and Evening Jewel were together at the front, Blind Luck was the only closer that really looked like she had a chance at impacting the race, and that ended up being the case.


At the top of the stretch Evening Jewel had emerged with the lead from Tidal Pool, but Blind Luck loomed large circling the field and setting her sights on the leaders. In the final eighth of the mile it was clear that Tidal Pool would do no better than third as Kent Desormeaux desperately went to work on Evening Jewel trying to hold off Rafael Bejarano and Blind Luck. It came down to the final jump, and on the wire it was Blind Luck's nose that crossed the wire inches in front of her rival. Tidal Pool held third and Beautician picked up the pieces to grab fourth from a tiring Ailalea.


Blind Luck is owned by John Carver and Mark DeDomenico and is out of the Best of Luck mare Lucky One, she was bred in Kentucky by Fairlawn Farm.

 

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Beyer = 94. Ouch.
Would have loved to have seen her in the Derby. That pic of her at the wire yesterday was so cool..doesn't get much closer than that,.wow
If there was going to be filly in the 2010 Kentucky Derby, with a real shot at winning it, this is the filly that should have been entered, IMO. Blind Luck would potentially have had a legit shot at winning the Derby. Devil May Care, not so sure?

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