09/28/2010 2:23PM

Blind Luck breezes before traveling to Pennsylvania for Cotillion


The nation’s top 3-year-old filly is now good to go to suburban Philadelphia.

Blind Luck on Tuesday put in her final work for Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 Fitz Dixon Cotillion at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. She blew out a half-mile in 48.80 seconds at her Hollywood Park base for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, and was scheduled to fly to Pennsylvania on Wednesday.

“She went real nice and easy,” Hollendorfer said Tuesday. “I was very happy. “

Blind Luck will face four others in the Cotillion, a 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-old fillies that will serve as her stepping-stone to the Grade 1, $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5.

“We’ve kind of targeted the Philadelphia race for a while,” Hollendorfer said. “The purse was very attractive and it just seems like timing-wise it was good preparation for the Breeders’ Cup.”

Blind Luck’s five wins this year have come in graded stakes, among them the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill on April 30, and the Alabama at Saratoga in her most recent start Aug. 21. She will break from the rail in the Cotillion under Joel Rosario.

Blind Luck is the 7-5 morning line favorite in the Cotillion, with Havre de Grace, second by a neck in the Alabama, the second choice at 9-5. Others in the Cotillion include Grade 1 Test runner-up Bonnie Blue Flag.