Freshman sire Pollard’s Vision, who stands for $5,000 at Wintergreen, has been making a run up the charts in recent weeks and took down the top spot this weekend after Blind Luck became his first Grade 1 winner and fourth overall stakes winner. Bloodstock writer Frank Mitchell was one of the few who recommended the stallion to breeders when the horse first went to stud, but his opinion took a beating when the stallion’s first crop was physically and conformationally below average and sold moderately as yearlings in 2008. In fact, Blind Luck only made $11,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July sale last year, and that price was more than the $9,306 average for his 26 auction yearling fillies last year.
Read Frank’s account of Pollard’s Vision and see what he saw in the stallion when he first went to stud. He didn’t pick him on blind luck, that’s for sure. And, oh yeah, for all you sceptics who spent the last year making fun of Frank, be ready to dig into “filet de crow, wrapped in black.”