Grade 1 winner Ollie’s Candy heads an expected field of six in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park. The Ogden Phipps is for fillies and mares going 1 1/16 miles.
Ollie’s Candy, trained by John Sadler, won the Grade 1 Clement Hirsch last July at Del Mar. Since then, she is 0 for 4, most recently running second to Ce Ce in the Grade 1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn.
Among those expected to run in the Ogden Phipps are She’s a Julie, winner of the Grade 1 La Troienne in 2019, Point of Honor, Pink Sands, Blamed, and Golden Award.
On Monday at Belmont Park, Blamed and Golden Award each breezed over the training track.
Blamed, winner of two allowance races from four starts this year, went a half-mile in 48.28 seconds, while Golden Award, winner of the Grade 3 Shuvee and Grade 3 Turnback the Alarm last year, went a half-mile in 47.93.
The Phipps is a Win and You’re In race for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, to be held Nov. 7 at Keeneland.