How one beats the Frank Stronach owned, Bobby Frankel trained entry of Ginger Punch and Spring Waltz in today’s Grade 1 Ogden Phipps for fillies and mares at nine furlongs, I’m not sure.

They look like the perfect tag team, although you’d think having Ginger Punch in the barn is enough in these situations. Last year’s Distaff heroine owns wins at the distance, likes Belmont Park, and has the perfect stalking style and outside position for today’s conditions. Ensuring an honest pace, her streaking stablemate, Spring Waltz, is a great insurance policy in the late stages.

The interesting fillies in here are Moon Catcher and Golden Velvet. The former will be tested for class but could be up to this. Her last was her lifetime best, competitive with the favorite’s, and she’s had sufficient recovery time for Christophe Clement and Edgar Prado. The lone problematical issue could be today’s nine furlongs.

But that’s not the case with Golden Velvet, who earned an excellent figure winning the G3 Sixty Sails at Hawthorne at this distance. She’s had eight weeks rest since that strongly run effort, goes well for Eibar Coa, and Kiaran McLaughlin is showing a hot hand with his stakes fillies this season. The thing about these fillies is that their consistency is matched with laudable versatility, capable of making their own good trips.

Taking the Frankel entry to win with no price restrictions; one, the other, or both, and keying them first and second in trifecta keys with their main rivals here. Also taking exactas with the Frankel ladies on top only.

Running Totals: (219) 70-46-24. Total Dollar Return: $437.10 [win selections only] {Friday’s results not included}