11/08/2010 2:59PM

Blind Luck being pointed to La Brea Stakes

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Blind Luck is being pointed to Santa Anita's La Canada series.

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Blind Luck, second in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Friday, may start again this year, in the Grade 1 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita in late December, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.

Blind Luck, the nation’s leading 3-year-old filly this year, returned to Hollendorfer’s stable at Hollywood Park on Sunday morning, along with two other of his Kentucky shippers – Dakota Phone, the upset winner of Saturday’s BC Dirt Mile, and Indian Gracey, who was scratched from Friday’s BC Juvenile Fillies because of a bruised foot.

Hollendorfer said Blind Luck will be given a rest this month but that the three-race La Canada Series at Santa Anita for 4-year-old fillies of 2011 will be her next goal. The La Brea Stakes over seven furlongs in late December in the opening week of the Santa Anita meeting is the first leg of that series, followed by the El Encino Stakes over 1 1/16 miles in mid-January and the La Canada Stakes over 1 1/8 miles in early February. Santa Anita has yet to release its stakes schedule.

“I think it’s reasonable to run in races like that,” he said. “That’s probably where she’ll come back.”

Blind Luck, winner of five graded stakes this year, was beaten 1 3/4 lengths by Unrivaled Belle in the Ladies’ Classic, closing from last 10th in a field of 11.

“She just didn’t have quite enough pace to run at,” Hollendorfer said.

Hollendorfer said that Dakota Phone, the 37-1 surprise winner of the Dirt Mile, may not return to racing until the Santa Anita meeting.

“He’s a horse that since Del Mar has done better and better,” Hollendorfer said. The BC Dirt Mile “was too good of a race to pass up.”

One early season goal for Dakota Phone may be the San Pasqual Handicap, run over 1 1/16 miles in early January.

Indian Gracey apparently bruised a foot, Hollendorfer said. There is a chance she could start in the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes on Dec. 11.

“She was jogging sound the last couple of days,” he said.