04/23/2011 12:19PM

Blind Luck heads Hollendorfer Kentucky contingent

Barbara D. Livingston
Blind Luck is scheduled to start next in the La Troienne at Churchill.

Blind Luck, the champion 3-year-old filly of 2010, worked six furlongs in 1:13.20 at Hollywood Park on Friday, and is one of three stakes runners that trainer Jerry Hollendorfer plans to start at Churchill Downs in coming weeks.

Blind Luck will run in the $300,000 La Troienne Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on May 6, the Kentucky Oaks program. Blind Luck is winless in three starts this year, all second-place finishes in graded stakes at Santa Anita and Oaklawn Park.

Hollendorfer considered starting Blind Luck in the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park earlier this month, a race won convincingly by Havre de Grace, but passed in favor of the La Troienne.

“It looks like no one was going to beat Havre de Grace that day,” he said.

Hollendorfer plans to start Indian Winter, the sixth-place finisher in the Santa Anita Derby on April 9, in Saturday’s $200,000 Derby Trial Stakes over a mile. On May 6, Jakesam, third in the La Puente Stakes at Santa Anita on April 10, will run in the $200,000 American Turf Stakes over 1 1/16 miles on grass.

Vision of Gold on the mend

Vision in Gold, who won the Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita in February, is currently sidelined after having a bone chip removed from an ankle, trainer Ron Ellis said.

Vision in Gold was third in the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita on March 12, her most recent start. Owned by Mace and Samantha Siegel, Vision in Gold has won 3 of 9 starts and $208,480.

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