In this year’s Preakness Stakes odds, the filly that could have duplicated Rachel Alexandra’s success is Blind Luck but the horse will not be entered. Preakness Stakes odds favor Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver. If Blind Luck had been entered she would have been well respected in Preakness Stakes betting and may have challenged Super Saver for the role of the favorite.
Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said that Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck will not be on the board in Preakness Stakes odds. The horse looks to be this year’s version of Rachel Alexandra but she will not get a chance in Preakness Stakes odds.
“We met our spring goal now, which was to get her to the Kentucky Oaks and now it's time to set out a plan for the rest of the year,” Hollendorfer said. “I would think she'll run at least once in New York at some point.”
It is possible that Blind Luck could come back for the Belmont after not bein in Preakness Stakes odds but that remains to be seen. Hollendorfer did say that she will be back at Churchill Downs for the Breeders’ Cup in the fall.
“The filly came out of the race very well,” he said. “I haven't picked anything out for her, and I'd like to take a while to decide, maybe make a new little plan for her. We'll take her back to Hollywood Park and resume her training there.”
Blind Luck rallied to win the Oaks with jockey Rafael Bejarano. The horse was last in the field of 14 in the Oaks but came back to just nip Evening Jewel at the wire. “When I watched the replay, I thought we might've won,” Hollendorfer said.
“This morning I feel lucky to be right, very fortunate, very happy. The result was good for all of our concerns.” Hollendorfer has more than 5,000 victories in his career although most have come in Northern California.
This year’s Preakness wagering field probably won’t have a filly as Blind Luck is not expected to run and neither is Devil May Care. That horse was entered in the Derby but finished well back of winner Super Saver who is the favorite in Preakness Stakes odds.