INGLEWOOD, Calif. &ndash; Midway through Saturday&rsquo;s $250,000 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park, jockey Garrett Gomez glanced in front of him to check the margins between his mount, Blind Luck, and Switch, the 3-2 favorite.\r\nWith Switch only two lengths in front, a slow pace mattered less to Gomez, who knew Blind Luck would give a response in the stretch.\r\n&ldquo;I thought I&rsquo;d still be okay,&rdquo; he said.\r\nBlind Luck was more than okay. The champion 3-year-old filly of 2010, Blind Luck closed from last in the final furlong to win the Grade 1 Vanity by a half-length over Switch, a performance reminiscent of her five stakes wins last year.\r\n&ldquo;She loves to run in the lane,&rdquo; Gomez said.\r\nMiss Match, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Margarita Invitational at Santa Anita in March, finished a neck behind Switch and was followed by St Trinians, She&rsquo;s Cheeky, and American Story.\r\nThe final time for 1 1/8 miles was 1:50.89, the slowest in 60 runnings of the Vanity at the distance, but that was not a major surprise, considering that American Story set a slow pace of 25.52 and 50.24 seconds for the first half-mile.\r\nBlind Luck trailed American Story by five lengths on the backstretch, which caused trainer Jerry Hollendorfer some concern.\r\n&ldquo;I was a little nervous, but I thought Garrett had her a little closer than he might have normally been,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I said to him before the race, &lsquo;Try to watch the pace and see what happens.&rsquo; She got a great run on them.&rdquo;\r\nAfter a wide rally on the turn, Blind Luck was six wide in the stretch and reached the front with about 50 yards to go, denying Switch her first Grade 1 win since the Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita in January. Trainer John Sadler wished that jockey Joel Rosario had been closer to the front on Switch and had a larger gap against Blind Luck in the final quarter-mile.\r\n&ldquo;He might have been a little too far back,&rdquo; Sadler said of Rosario. &ldquo;We might have been better off by having a couple of lengths on that horse turning for home, but she ran well.&rdquo;\r\nBlind Luck won her second consecutive stakes in the Vanity; she won the Grade 2 La Troienne Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 6. The Vanity was Blind Luck&rsquo;s first Grade 1 win since the Alabama Stakes at Saratoga last August. She later finished second in the Breeders&rsquo; Cup Ladies&rsquo; Classic at Churchill Downs.\r\nOwned by Hollendorfer, Mark DeDomenico, John Carver, and Peter Abruzzo, Blind Luck, a filly by Pollard&rsquo;s Vision, has won 11 of 20 starts and $2,829,520. Hollendorfer said the $750,000 Delaware Handicap at Delaware Park on July 16 will probably be Blind Luck&rsquo;s next race.\r\nManhattan Beach: Sugarinthemorning wins first stakes\r\nSugarinthemorning won her first stakes in her third career stakes appearance in Saturday&rsquo;s $86,100 Manhattan Beach Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.\r\nSugarinthemorning ($25.80) finished 1 1/2 lengths in front of an unlucky Mizdirection, the 6-5 favorite who was blocked for part of the stretch. Fifth Commandment, a 24-1 shot, finished third in the field of seven 3-year-old fillies, a head behind Mizdirection. Sugarinthemorning ran six furlongs on turf in 1:09.18.\r\nThe race was essentially won on the turn, when Sugarinthemorning pulled jockey Patrick Valenzuela into contention.\r\n&ldquo;She dragged me right up to the leaders,&rdquo; Valenzuela said. &ldquo;I guided her into the stretch, and she took off.\r\n&ldquo;She&rsquo;s always had talent,&rdquo; Valenzuela said. &ldquo;She a big filly, and she&rsquo;s finally maturing into her body.\r\nStephen Weissman, who bred Sugarinthemorning and co-owns the filly with his granddaughter, Samantha Clement, was left stunned with the filly&rsquo;s rally that saw her move from fifth on the backstretch to the lead by the eighth pole.\r\n&ldquo;Against the competition, it was something,&rdquo; Weissman said. &ldquo;I thought she was truly impressive.&rdquo;\r\nTrained by Ron McAnally, Sugarinthemorning has won 4 of 8 starts and $167,834. Last year, she finished sixth in the Grade 1 Darley Debutante at Del Mar and fifth in the Moccasin Stakes at Hollywood Park, with both races on synthetic tracks.\r\nThe Manhattan Beach Stakes was Valenzuela&rsquo;s 99th career stakes win at Hollywood Park and McAnally&rsquo;s first stakes win here since November 2007.\r\nMizdirection was third with a quarter-mile remaining and did not have clear room until the final sixteenth. Trainer Mike Puype said the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap over a mile on turf at Del Mar on July 24 will be Mizdirection&rsquo;s next start.\r\n&ldquo;She&rsquo;ll win the San Clemente the way she ran today,&rdquo; Puype said.