I didn’t expect this. But I was hoping.

And put my money where my head was.

One of my favorite fillies, Blind Luck, rallied from dead LAST at the top of the stretch to win the $250,000 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park, a few days ago.

Returning to California after a win in the La Troienne May 6 at Churchill Downs, Blind Luck sat sixth in the field of six fillies and mares before roaring back in the stretch and holding off another rally from favorite Switch to win by a half-length, covering 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.89.

I was screaming my head off. Of course I had laid down some cash at my favorite OTB parlor.

Jockey Garrett Gomez said he was confident the filly could beat Switch despite losing to her in their only previous meeting, the 2010 Hollywood Oaks.

A 4-year-old filly trained and partly owned by Jerry Hollendorfer, the winner paid $5.60, $2.80 and $2.20.

Switch paid $2.80 and $2.20.

Miss Match paid $4.20 to show.

So I did OK.

Whew.

 

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