10/01/2011 6:58PM

Santa Anita: Blind Luck to undergo tests after last-place finish

Barbara D. Livingston
Blind Luck will undergo a nuclear scan to see if there is a physical reason behind her lackluster effort in the Lady's Secret.

ARCADIA, Calif.- Nearly an hour after Blind Luck’s last-place finish in the Grade 1 Lady’s Secret Stakes at Santa Anita on Saturday, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was at a loss to explain the performance and said the 4-year-old filly will undergo tests in coming days.

“She didn’t run a good race and I didn’t train her right,” he said. “Something must be bugging her. I don’t know what it is.

“I’ll watch her and get a scan on her.”

Hollendorfer did not elaborate on what aspects of Blind Luck’s training he would have done different for the Lady’s Secret Stakes. He did not discuss her prospects for a start in the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, saying at that point of the conversation that he wanted to send Blind Luck for a detailed nuclear scan. Such scans can offer detail minor injuries before a more serious ailment develops.

The champion 3-year-old filly of 2010, Blind Luck finished worse than third for the first time in the Lady’s Secret, her 22nd career start that includes 12 wins and earnings of $2,279,520.

The 6-5 favorite in the Lady’s Secret Stakes, Blind Luck finished last, 18 3/4 lengths behind the 3-year-old filly Zazu. Ridden by Garrett Gomez, Blind Luck was sixth of seven on the first turn and last on the backstretch. She was not persevered with in the stretch with beaten.