04/22/2010 11:00PM

Blind Luck sharpens for Kentucky Oaks


Blind Luck, the leading 3-year-old filly in California, worked six furlongs in 1:14.80 at Hollywood Park on Friday, her final workout before traveling to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks, to be run next Friday.

The winner of the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes in February and Grade 2 Fantasy Stakes in April, Blind Luck worked alone, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.

"She went slow the first part and finished up the last three-eighths in 35," Hollendorfer said. "We're very confident that we have her ready to run."

Filly beats males, earns stakes shot

Jockey David Flores had a quick message for trainer Walther Solis after Belleofthebridle beat males in a maiden race for 2-year-olds on Wednesday.

"David told me, 'Walther, take care of this filly. She can run,' " Solis said.

Belleofthebridle, the only filly racing against seven males, led throughout the race over 4 1/2 furlongs, pulling away in the stretch to win by 5 3/4 lengths over Mi Marino. She fought for the early lead with Blinx Zip before taking over. Belleofthebridle was timed in 51.59 seconds.

"She's been working like she ran," Solis said.

Belleofthebridle is by Yes It's True and was purchased for $6,000 as a yearling at Keeneland last September. Solis said she will be pointed for the $60,000 Cinderella Stakes over 5 1/2 furlongs on June 9.

Bloodstock agent returns to training

Pico Perdomo, who trained 2001 champion older female Gourmet Girl, has resumed training at Hollywood Park after spending the last seven years working as a bloodstock agent.

Perdomo, 68, currently has eight horses at Hollywood Park, mostly 2-year-olds, with the intention of expanding his stable.

In recent years, Perdomo, a native of Uruguay, owned horses that ran in South America and sold horses throughout Asia and Europe. When the recession hit racing in 2008, Perdomo began training in Saudi Arabia, an arrangement that ended when he suffered a heart attack. Perdomo returned to California earlier this year.

Aside from Gourmet Girl, Perdomo has trained such horses as Jetin Excess, Rial, and Stalwart Charger. He disbanded a 16-horse stable in February 2003.

Quisisana gets a vacation

Quisisana, the winner of the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita in January, has been taken out of training, trainer Mike Puype said.

Quisisana will be pointed for a summer and fall campaign. Puype cited the lack of lucrative six-furlong stakes for females at Hollywood Park as part of the reason for giving her a rest. The only such stakes at Hollywood is the $60,000 Desert Stormer Handicap on June 12. He said the $150,000 A Gleam Handicap over seven furlongs on July 17 is too far for Quisisana to perform at her best.