Saturday's Best Bet: Search Results makes an impact in Phipps

Saturday’s seventh race at Belmont Park is the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps Stakes for fillies and mares traveling 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The scheduled post time is 3:02 p.m. EDT.

Click here for Belmont Park entries and results

No. 2 Search Results (4-1) won the local Acorn Stakes in 2021 and captured the Ruffian at this venue last year. In her other local start in this event in 2022, she pressed strong fractions, took over, and was miles clear of the show finisher in a fine effort. She was off for half a year and returned with a close show finish in the La Troienne. Flavien Prat rides her well and Chad Brown excels with his second after a layoff starters. She will get the jump on the late runners and might offer a hint of value.

No. 4 Secret Oath (2-1) won the Kentucky Oaks last year and was not as sharp after that. She has been solid this year. She was excellent in her Azeri return and missed by a neck in the Apple Blossom and La Troienne. She can beat these on her best day.

No. 6 Clairiere (6-5) has always been a classy, consistent closer for Steve Asmussen. She just edged Malathaat in this event last year and always fires trifecta shots at this distance. She should be right there at the end regardless of the race shape.

Get Jarrod’s Belmont Stakes Day analysis.


No. 2 to win

Exacta Box 2-4

Trifecta 2-4/2-4-6/2-4-6

Recent Best Bet winners

May 23 – Do You Love Me ($5.60)

May 25 – Alogon ($10)
May 29 – Ego Man/Easy Day exacta ($18.40)
Last Saturday - Kalik ($7.90), trifecta ($41.80)
Tuesday - Uncle Ernie ($4.60), exacta ($12.60), trifecta ($46.60)

Top Stories

Cody’s Wish overcame a bad start to win the Grade...
Five weeks out from the $6 million Breeders’ Cup C...
Ace Impact never had raced 1 1/2 miles before, but...
An intriguing mix of handicap-division stalwarts a...
One of the entries in the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodwa...