11/27/2010 1:55PM

Blind Luck may wait for El Encino


INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Blind Luck, the nation’s leading 3-year-old filly with five stakes wins this year, may not make her next start until the $150,000 El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita on Jan. 16, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said on Friday.

Second in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5 in her most recent start, Blind Luck worked a half-mile in 49.80 seconds at Hollywood Park on Friday.

Hollendorfer said Blind Luck may be considered for the $250,000 La Brea Stakes over seven furlongs at Santa Anita on Dec. 26, but is more likely for the El Encino.

“It’s a hard decision to make because she’s doing so well,” Hollendorfer said. “I want to plan a campaign for next year. Right now, I’m leaning toward doing that.”