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Blind Luck tops Santa Anita Oaks

One race following the Sham S. (G3) on the Santa Anita H. (G1) undercard Saturday, BLIND LUCK (Pollard's Vision) will seek her fourth Grade 1 victory when she lines up against seven rivals in the $250,000 Santa Anita Oaks (G1). The Jerry Hollendorfer-trained filly rallied gamely to record a nose score when making her three-year-old bow in the February 13 Las Virgenes S. (G1).

Blink Luck figures to be an overwhelming choice in the 1 1/16-mile Santa Anita Oaks. Winner of the Hollywood Starlet (G1) and Oak Leaf (G1) last season, the chestnut lass missed by less than a length when third following a troubled trip in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and also recorded a runner-up in the Darley Debutante (G1). Her BRIS numbers tower over the opposition, and Rafael Bejarano will return to the saddle.

Santa Ysabel (G3) queen CRISP (El Corredor), who exits a non-threatening fourth in the Las Virgenes, is the only graded winner among the challengers. Joel Rosario has the mount for John Sadler, who is also responsible for SISTER DAWN (Indian Charlie) and COZI ROSIE (Pleasantly Perfect). The latter will make her first stakes appearances off a pair of maiden and allowance wins over track/trip, and Sister Dawn steps up off a convincing maiden tally in her career debut. ALL DUE RESPECT (Value Plus), a 7 1/2-length maiden winner in her last start at Fair Grounds, will switch to a synthetic track and make her first start for trainer Kathy Walsh on Saturday.

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-15 'Road to the Kentucky Derby' Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races – will determine which horses qualify to the 141st running of the $2 million guaranteed Kentucky Derby.

Global View Nips Storming Inti at Wire to Win 23rd Running of Grade II American Turf

Glen Hill Farm's Global View caught Storming Inti in the closing strides

Midnight Lucky Romps in 28th Running of Grade I Humana Distaff

Midnight Lucky, making her first start in more than 11 months, took the lead out of the gate

Coffee Clique Catches Dame Marie Late to Win 29th Running of Grade II Churchill Distaff Turf Mile

Coffee Clique squeezed through an opening along the hedge

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