You wouldn&rsquo;t want to compare Cathy&rsquo;s Crunches to Blind Luck, the likely winner of this year&rsquo;s Eclipse for 3-year-old fillies, but there are some similarities.\r\nBoth won their debuts at Calder and both were then privately purchased by trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Mark DeDomenico.\r\nBlind Luck is a multiple Grade 1 winner, but Cathy&rsquo;s Crunches did something Saturday that her more accomplished stablemate has never attempted when she beat males in the Golden Nugget.\r\n&ldquo;I&rsquo;m looking for horses that have a chance to do something,&rdquo; Hollendorfer said about purchasing Cathy&rsquo;s Crunches, a West Acre filly. &ldquo;I&rsquo;ve turned down a lot of horses presented to me since I bought Blind Luck and before I bought Cathy&rsquo;s Crunches.&rdquo;\r\nHollendorfer opted to run her in the Golden Nugget rather than the seven-furlong Moccasin at Hollywood Park, where his Tales in Excess ran third Sunday.\r\nHe said jockey Chad Schvaneveldt convinced him to run her against colts. He had guided Cathy&rsquo;s Crunches to a wire-to-wire win in the Golden Gate Debutante, her race before the Golden Nugget.\r\n&ldquo;I asked Chad how easily she won the last race and then asked if he thought she could beat the boys, and he said she could,&rdquo; Hollendorfer said.\r\nCathy&rsquo;s Crunches pressed McKenzies Way early in the golden Nugget, shook off a challenge by Jerry&rsquo;s Fever, and pulled away late to win the six-furlong race by 2 1/4 lengths over Jerry&rsquo;s Fever in 1:09.54.\r\n&ldquo;This was a good test for her,&rdquo; Schvaneveldt said after the race. &ldquo;She went by McKenzies Way pretty easy and when Jerry&rsquo;s Fever came up to her, she dug right in. I asked her for more and she gave it to me. She showed big-time improvement from her last race. She had to dig a little deeper today and she went 1:09 and change. And, she was coming back in two weeks.&rdquo;\r\nHollendorfer said before the race that he thought Cathy&rsquo;s Crunches would be primarily a sprinter, although he would probably try her in a route some time. If he asks Schvaneveldt about stretching her out, he&rsquo;ll get another positive response.\r\n&ldquo;I think she&rsquo;ll run and get two turns because she relaxes so well,&rdquo; said Schvaneveldt.\r\n◗ It&rsquo;s no surprise that Russell Baze had multiple winners last Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Apprentice jockey Abel Cedillo rode three winners Friday and added two more Sunday.\r\n◗ Thursday&rsquo;s first post will be at 11:15 a.m. Fans have a $22,920 pick six carryover on a card that appears as if it might prove quite formful.