02/16/2011 5:29PM

Blind Luck going in Santa Margarita


Blind Luck, second as the beaten favorite in the Grade 2 La Canada Stakes last Sunday and in the El Encino Stakes last month, will attempt to rebound from those losses in the $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes over 1 1/8 miles on March 12, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Wednesday.

“I think that’s a race we would take a good look at,” Hollendorfer said. “We’ll see if we can have things go our way.”

The champion 3-year-old filly of 2010, Blind Luck finished 3 1/4 lengths behind pacesetter Always a Princess in the La Canada, over 1 1/8 miles. Blind Luck was last of four for the first six furlongs, chasing a slow pace of 48.66 seconds and 1:12.41, and could not make up sufficient ground.

Always a Princess is expected to start in the Santa Margarita, along with Switch, the winner of two Grade 1 sprints at this meeting, as well as Vision in Gold and St Trinians, the first and third finishers of the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes last Saturday.